Become an information volunteer
Our Information Volunteers help our team to reach people who are affected by a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, by holding stands in local hospitals and providing them with access to our information and support.
You will gain experience in a busy, friendly team, meet new people, receive support and induction, reimbursement for volunteer expenses, as well as the satisfaction of making a valuable contribution to the work of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
We ask people to volunteer 1-2 days a month in this role, and you will receive thorough training, induction, and ongoing support.
We are currently looking for Information Volunteers to support our teams in:
- West Midlands (Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and West Midlands)
- North West England (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside)
- Northern Ireland
For more information on how to apply, please download the relevant role description below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Karen, one of our Information Volunteers in the North West
Karen (right) with PCUK Community Coordinator Lynn Quigley (left)
“With family members having had pancreatic cancer, I was at a public forum event and visited the Pancreatic Cancer UK stand. Having understood more about what the charity does, when the opportunity came to contribute as an Information Volunteer, I very much wanted to get involved and help.
Time spent as an Information Volunteer is very varied and has involved me talking to carers, patients, members of the general public and health professionals helping make these different people aware of the wide ranging resources and support they can access.
Overall I have been really surprised by how many people visit the stands and by how many people have been affected by pancreatic cancer. Some just want the opportunity to share their experiences and others specific information, with a range in between. What is important as a volunteer though is that it’s not just the different literature you can refer people to when that is needed, but all of the charity’s resources. This includes the Support Line which is run by medically trained staff.
Having all of this behind me, along with full training, has meant I feel I can do something useful and helpful (which of course is personally satisfying) but that I can do so in an informed and supported way.”