Become an advocate
CANCER, OLDER PEOPLE and ADVOCACY (COPA) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are looking for people who are aged 50 or over, (who are good listeners) and have been affected by cancer. This could be as a carer, friend, relative, family member, or indeed as someone who has suffered from cancer themselves.
We also recognise the additional needs for support of cancer patients from Black and Minority Ethnic and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual and Trans communities. We aim to be fully inclusive and welcome the contribution and involvement of volunteers from these and all other communities of Oxfordshire.
If you would like to volunteer for this role with OA please contact 01865 230201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Rosie one of our volunteers on this new project
“I am 65 and have cancer and faced appointments, results and complaining about practitioners alone.
I was heartened to meet so many compassionate volunteers who will be there to support individuals through the process with the committed project leaders.
The training will enable me to participate locally and nationally to inform ,influence and peacefully persuade others to ensure individuals with cancer are no longer treated as “victims” but as individuals who have rights to information and treatment which they choose by informed consent” (Rosie – OA Volunteer)
Are you passionate about getting voices heard?
Oxfordshire Advocacy (OA) could not provide its valuable service without its committed and enthusiastic volunteers.
OA advocates are a group of people who come from a wide variety of backgrounds bringing many skills and a wealth of life experience to the organisation.
We are always looking for positive, self-motivated people who want a challenge, who have good listening and communication skills and who can help us make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people.
Volunteers receive ongoing training, expenses and regular support from the office based team to assist them in this hugely satisfying work.
Call 01865 741200 for an informal chat to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate or email email@example.com.
If you are ready to apply, or have been asked to provide details, you can submit an on-line application here.
The training courses are held at: Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Underhill Circus, Headington, Oxford OX3 9LS, and also at venues in Banbury.