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Volunteering

Macmillan Information Centre Volunteers

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has three Macmillan Information Centres based at:

  • Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Bishop Auckland General Hospital
  • University Hospital North Durham

Mac Coffee Morning Volunteers

We are always looking for enthusiastic, capable people to help make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer in County Durham and Darlington.

As a volunteer at one of our centres, you might be involved in many different activities including meeting and greeting members of the public, answering the telephone, offering a listening service, signposting people for specialist support, completing administrative tasks or visiting the wards to tell people about the services we offer.

 What we expect from our volunteers:You will:

  • Be reliable, consistent and trustworthy
  • Be able to work independently, with guidance and support
  • Understand the boundaries of the role and the need for patient confidentiality
  • Have good communication skills and be able to put people at ease
  • Ideally, commit to volunteering for at least 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months

What you can expect from us:

We will:

  • Welcome you to our team where you can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer
  • Provide a comprehensive induction programme through County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Give you access to training opportunities relevant to your role
  • Support you to develop existing skills and learn new ones
  • Offer one to one support and regular supervision meetings
  • Write an employment reference (after you have been with us for six months)

If you are interested or would like a volunteer information pack, please call our Macmillan Information Centre Facilitator, Susan Remillard on 01325 743008

 

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital