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 look for Information Volunteers to support our teams in:
- Northern Ireland (Click here for more information)
- West Midlands (Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and West Midlands)
- North West England (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside)
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) this role is not currently active due to hospital restrictions. However, please do get in touch if you’re interested in the role and we will be in touch when we are able to review interest and plan training days. Please fill in the form below and someone will be in touch.
The contact preferences you give to us today will override any preferences you’ve previously made us aware of. You can withdraw consent or change how we contact you at any time by calling 020 3535 7090 or emailing email@example.com.
At Pancreatic Cancer UK we take your right to privacy seriously and we are the sole data controller of your information. We will use your personal information to communicate with you in ways you have agreed to and in ways that are outlined in our Privacy Notice. Pancreatic Cancer UK will never sell, share or rent your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. For more details, (including how you can exercise your data protection rights), please read our Privacy Notice.
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.”