How much time do I have to give?
It is up to you! We know that you are fitting your volunteering time around work and family commitments. If it is a couple of hours per week or something longer–term, we can accommodate you. There are always opportunities to volunteer weather it’s as a driver or just helping around the office.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer however for some roles there is a minimum age requirement. If you are under 18, you will need to provide written permission from a parent or guardian.
Can I still volunteer if I receive benefits?
Yes, volunteers are not paid for their time but may be reimbursed for their travel and other legitimate expenses. For further details relating to the conditions on specific benefits, please visit www.volunteering-ni.org/
What references will I need to provide?
To start volunteering with Care for Cancer, we will require two references. For certain roles that involve working with vulnerable people, we may require a criminal records check. This is something we can organise on your behalf.
What are the benefits for me in volunteering?
There are lots of great reasons to volunteer; you will:
- Make a difference
- Meet new friends
- Get involved in something new
- Develop new skills
- Have fun
- Be part of your community
- Boost your career options
Where can I volunteer?
Office based volunteering takes place at our drop-in centre in Campsie, Omagh. For more information call in to the centre and have a chat with our staff or other volunteers.