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Volunteer Cancer Support Navigator
About this opportunity
With one in four people living on their own many people dont have the support they need at a time they need it most. As a CanCare volunteer you will be trained to provide one-on-one support to people with any type of cancer. A little bit of help can go a long way and the support provided as a volunteer CanCare Navigator will make a big difference to those who do not have the support they need.
There is evidence that a person with cancer who is well supported and has their needs identified and addressed have lower rates of anxiety, mood disorders, nausea, vomiting, pain, and a significantly greater knowledge about their cancer, their treatment and better outcomes.
As a CanCare Navigator you will be invited to attend our FREE 2-day training program where you will learn more about cancer and the health system and develop the skills required for your new volunteer role.
Following the training you will use your knowledge of the disease process, the health care system, the professionals working in the health care system and the different services and resources available in the community to support a person with cancer and become part of their much-needed support network.
As a volunteer CanCare Navigator you will be supported by the CanCare Program Manager, have access to further training opportunities offered through the Foundation and have peer support with other volunteers.
The role of the CanCare Navigator is flexible and you can volunteer at a time that is convenient for you and the person you are supporting. This is a rewarding role where your support, often for just a few hours a week can make a real difference.
A volunteer police check will be conducted on enrolment