ID: 161059

Cancer Connect Peer Support Volunteer

Health Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

Key responsibilities

  • Provide a one-to-one telephone (only) support service to people affected by cancer - includes initial contact and up to six peer support calls per referral
  • Understand and work within Cancer Council SA policy and Cancer Connect program guidelines with indirect supervision
  • Complete required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Understand boundaries of role and practice strategies for self-care and protecting own health and safety

This is a telephone based service operated from home. Hours are based on referral numbers and availability by agreement.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Special conditions
* The successful volunteer would be a minimum of 12 months post completion of their cancer treatment with physical and emotional recovery from their experience
* The successful volunteer will be a non-smoker
* Provide a national criminal history check that is less than 6 months old (Cancer Council SA will organise and pay for a national criminal history check for the successful volunteer)
Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Hours are based on referral numbers and availability by agreement

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line

Online and 2-day in person training required