The Irish Cancer Society is currently seeking volunteers to help out at its Daffodil Centre in Beaumont Hospital.
The Daffodil Centre is a walk-in cancer information centre for cancer patients, their families and anyone concerned about cancer, located on-site in the hospital at the heart of diagnosis and treatment.
Run by Irish Cancer Society specialist cancer nurses and trained volunteers, the Daffodil Centre forms part of a network of 13 such centres across the country.
Volunteers are asked to commit to a morning or afternoon (four hours) once a week, with no requirement for volunteers on the weekend. Following successful interviews, volunteers will be asked to attend four days of training.
The role of the Daffodil Centre volunteer is to make visitors to the centre feel welcome while also showing the range of information and resources available and advise them appropriately.
The centre is looking for dedicated persons who can arrange for visitors to meet with the nurse, bring visitors or patients to hospital appointments or services, and accompany any enquirers to the appropriate department within the hospital.
Lastly, the Irish Cancer Society is hoping to find individuals who can help with the overall promotion of the centre through leaflet distribution within the hospital while also participating in cancer awareness campaigns.
The Irish Cancer Society has been developing information and support services for over 20 years and is the leading provider of cancer information in Ireland. We won’t give up until cancer does.
For more information or to apply to become a trained Daffodil Centre volunteer, please contact Catherine McGuinness, Daffodil Centre Administrator, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4 at 01 231 6635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Daffodil Centre administrator, Irish Cancer Society