Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is a local cancer charity
working since 1969 to reduce the impact of cancer on people's lives. We provide
care and support services for cancer patients and their families; offer a range
of cancer prevention programmes to help people lessen their risk of getting
cancer; fund scientific research into the causes and treatment of the disease
and campaign for better health policy to protect our community and its future.
Purpose of the Role:
An essential part of that help is to support the children
through a difficult and scary time in their lives through talking and creative
play. This voluntary role assists the Family Support worker with the smooth running
of our children's groups, bereavement projects and Parents Support Evenings.
Responsibilities and Duties:
To help set up the rooms and prepare the activities for the
To take part in the group on all levels to support the
children- holding discussions/role play etc.
To provide a welcoming and supportive environment for
children and adults, listening to their concerns and responding appropriately
To help with arts and crafts
To play with the children
To clear up after activities and refreshments
Must be over 21 years old
You must be available the first Wednesday of every month
from 6pm to 9:30pm
Volunteers will get the most out of this role if they help
out for the full academic year
Desirable Skills and Experience:
Experience of working with children
An ability to use your initiative
An ability to be calm and dependable and adapt to changing
To be able to play
and have fun
Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part
of a team
We have Family Support groups operating in Ballymoney and
Armagh as well as our offices in Eglantine Avenue, Belfast.
This role entails an application process including Access NI
police check and reference check.
Full training will be provided covering all aspects of the
Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed (in line with