Volunteer Cancer Awareness Champion

Ferryhill, Weardale, Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Sedgefield, Peterlee, Seaham, Consett, Crook/Willington, Chester le Street, Teesdale, Newton Aycliffe, Stanley, Volunteering from Home , Durham City

The cancer awareness champion will contribute to tackling cancer related inequalities by supporting cancer awareness workers, development of targeted / focussed community population to improve symptom awareness and reduce barriers to cancer screening and improve uptake and support on early diagnosis.


• Work alongside the cancer awareness worker.
• Actively engage with and promote the national symptom awareness & cancer awareness annual calendar.
• Help with booking in awareness events, information stands/ days within your local area.
• Share the workshop diaries and help to deliver sessions.
• Provide support to individuals with concerns.
• Tailor support to suit the needs of local groups.
• Increase public confidence in signs and symptoms.
• To provide advice and refer, according to specific needs.
• To listen sympathetically to concerns and to work out solutions for the issues.
• Have some knowledge of media, facebook, twitter and Instagram.
• Be available to attend training sessions online or face to face when possible.

Skills & Qualities

• Good communicating and listening skills
• Have some knowledge of cancer and your local area.
• A friendly approach manner with an ability to encourage & motivate
• Flexible to assist with evening and weekend work
• May need to be physically fit to stand all day at events or distribute leaflets.
• Have the confidence to engage with people.

When & Where?

The Cancer Awareness Team work 5 days per week with some evening and weekend work.

The working hours are flexible to what you want to dedicate.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses
Volunteer Benefits
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