On Tuesday afternoons I go out to meet some lovely people and have a chat, cup of tea and quite often we have CAKE They’re a friendly bunch, men and women, all mixed ages, and sometimes we really have a laugh.
Sounds fun doesn’t it, but what would you say if I told you it was a Cancer Support Centre and I’m a volunteer listener, now fun probably isn’t the first thing you’d think of.
Cancer support centres are very positive places, a place to talk where people will listen. Often set up by an individual who has been affected by cancer and hasn’t found the support they needed where they live.
Friendly staff and volunteers are available to listen with a cuppa and a smile. You can choose to get involved, or just drop in when you feel like a friendly chat and most services are completely free of charge.
We have lots of volunteers, many people who visit the centre for support often return to offer their help in some way. I think people return to show their support and thanks for ‘being there’ at a time when everything looked bleak.
Many support centres are self funded and rely on fundraising and grant applications. Volunteers are the backbone of these organisations.
If you have time and there’s a cause or organisation that is close to your heart, why don’t you think about volunteering. An afternoon a week is all you need, and It’s a great way to gain confidence if you’re looking to go back to work.
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