Leading cancer support charity CLAN is using volunteers week to look for more volunteers to support its services in Turriff.
CLAN Cancer Support offers a support and information service at the Turriff Town House every Friday from 10am to 4pm. The centre also allows those affected by cancer to have access to a range of complementary therapies.
A big part of the charity’s success in Turriff has been its volunteers and the charity is now looking to bolster its number of support and fundraising events volunteers within the area.
Support volunteers currently help a wide range of people affected by cancer, including clients, carers and other family members, by offering a listening ear or by working alongside them to address support or wellbeing concerns. They also have an important role in helping signpost them to other services. Volunteer help is also required for a number of the charity’s fundraising events that are held throughout the region.
All CLAN volunteers have access to support, full training and ongoing development opportunities.
Lucy Whiteman, CLAN’s services manager, said
CLAN’s volunteers have always been integral to the success of the charity as a whole and with Volunteers’ Week currently underway, we’re looking to add to our pool across the various areas that the charity operates within.
In Turriff specifically, there are various openings for support and fundraising volunteers and we’re looking to speak to those interested in giving some of their spare time to get involved with CLAN in Turriff. Perhaps you are currently between jobs or have relevant skills or experience; we’re keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have skills that are transferable to the charity.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June and celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Organised by NCVO in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland, the week aims to showcase different volunteer roles on offer, taster sessions, recruitment events and award ceremonies for those already offering their help.
Those interested in discussing a potential support volunteer role in more detail, please contact CLAN’s North area co-ordinator Angie Christie on 07720 737500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort, support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness.
Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.
For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit www.clanhouse.org