Upcoming Speaker Training
We are recruiting for volunteer Speakers across the UK.
What is a volunteer Speaker?
Volunteer Speakers represent Prostate Cancer UK at a range of
different events giving talks about prostate cancer, their personal
experience and the work of the charity.
Who can be a volunteer Speaker?
Anyone can do this role, if you are personally affected by
prostate cancer we ask that it's at least 6 months since your
diagnosis or bereavement before you can attend training.
I'm interested… What do I need to do?
If you think the role is for you, you will receive an informal
telephone interview and will then be invited on a 1.5 day training
Here are the regional dates:
Midlands - 16 June & 18 July in Birmingham
London & South East - 16 May & 5 June in London
North of England - 11 June & 12 June in Newcastle
You will need to attend both dates in order to be able to do
this role. There are a limited number of places on this course so
they will be given on a first come first served basis. If you are
unable to make this training but are still interested in the role
we will be running it again later in the year so do still get in
Exciting chance to talk about your experience on
Prostate Cancer UK is working on a very exciting opportunity
with ITV to raise awareness of prostate cancer during the run up to
Father's Day on Sunday 16 June. During the week commencing 10
June, ITV will be interviewing people affected by the disease,
talking about the risk factors and publicising the work Prostate
Cancer UK is doing for men all over the country.
What are Volunteers needed to do?
A very important part of the partnership between Prostate Cancer
UK and ITV will be to talk about the disease and its effects,
through the experiences of men and their families. Programmes
like Loose Women, Daybreak, This Morning and all the regional news
programmes around the country will be covering the story.
If you are interested and would be available around that time in
June that time to talk about your experience for television or
radio, get in touch with the following information:
- What led to the diagnosis and when were you / your partner /
family member diagnosed?
- Tell us a little bit about your experience and what treatment
you or your partner / family member had
- What is life like now?
This is an absolutely brilliant opportunity for us to raise
awareness of prostate cancer with millions of ITV viewers so please
get in touch!
Help us promote the Peer-Support Service on Social
We want to start promoting the Peer-Support service on Facebook
and thought the best way to do that would be to get our
Peer-Support volunteers involved!
What are you planning?
We'd like our peer support volunteers to put together mini case
studies about themselves. This will help us to bring a face to the
peer support service and may help to increase the number of people
who know about and use the service.
What do I need to do?
We'd like you to send us 2 or 3 photos of yourself doing
something you enjoy and a bit of information (no more than 150
words) about what treatment you had and any relevant side effects
that you wouldn't mind us sharing on Facebook. We'd also like to
know more about your life since your diagnosis and treatment,
including any hobbies or work you've been doing. And anything else
you would want use to share.
We will edit anything you send us to under 75 words and may make
some changes to make sure it's Plain English so that it's suitable
for Facebook. We will make sure to include all of your key points
and let you see it before it goes on Facebook.
How do I get involved?
Please send your pictures and stories, please be aware that we
won't be able to use all of them but will get in touch to let you
know if we are using yours.
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Opportunities in the
Information stands and speakers
Informal Volunteer Drop-In, Friday 10 May 2pm onwards at
A chance to see the Birmingham offices, meet the whole team (and
each other) and eat some cake. Please let me know if
you wish to attend!
Information Stand: Sandwell Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk
Wednesday 22 May
We really need some more to go forward to help promote cancer
awareness and we don't want to miss out on a great chance!
Information/Speaker/General Helpers!! - Birmingham City
Football Club, St Andrews Stadium 12pm - 5pm
A speaker will be required to discuss prostate cancer plus we also
need some general helpers on the day to aid us with meet and
Information Stand: The Hubb festival, Castle Donnington,
Thursday 30 May - Saturday 1 June inclusive
3 volunteers have already volunteered for hosting the stand
and it would be great to have some more helpers!
Help out the Midlands Community Support Service's Team
by taking part in a Holistic Needs Assessment
A Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) is "a process of gathering and
discussing information with the patient and/ or carer /supporter in
order to develop an understanding of what the person living with
and beyond cancer knows, understands and needs. This holistic
assessment is focused on the whole person, their entire well-being
is discussed - physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social, and
The Midlands Community Support Service's team would like to
invite volunteers to take part in helping us try out a HNA service.
We wish to make HNA's part of the community nurse specialist's
service available to men with prostate cancer and their families in
the Midlands. You will have the opportunity undergo a HNA, to
comment on the value of the process and make recommendations to how
it may be improved.
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Opportunities in the
Media Speakers: Working with Devon Sharks Rugby
Club on a photo shoot, Saturday May 18
Another great opportunity to raise the profile of prostate
Events Volunteers: Jurassic Classic, Sunday 11
August, various shifts
Come and help us on this great fundraising activity for Prostate
Cancer UK with what has been said to be one of the best cycling
events in the UK. Help us hand out medals and rewards, cheer
cyclists on and be available for set up.
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Opportunities in London,
the East and the South East
Volunteers needed at Wembley!
Prostate Cancer UK's season-long partnership with The Football
League is drawing to a close, with the end of season divisional
playoffs at Wembley stadium. Once again, Prostate Cancer UK will be
there to raise funds from football fans on their way up to the
stadium, and we need your help!
We need an army of volunteers to shake buckets at the 3 playoff
finals on the following dates
Saturday 18 May - League 2 Playoff Final 1.30pm Kick Off
Sunday 18 May - League 1 Playoff Final 1.30pm Kick Off
Monday 27 May (Bank Holiday) - Championship Playoff Final 3pm
We will be collecting for up to 3 hours before Kick Off at each
of these games.
To sign up, click here or contact
020 8222 7150
Volunteer Networking Day
The next volunteer networking day will be held at Hamilton House
(nr Kings Cross), on Wednesday 12 June from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
The networking day has been arranged for you to meet with and hear
from other volunteers in your region, learn more about different
aspects of the charity's work and help input shaping new services.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and we will cover
your travel costs to attend this event.
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Opportunities in the North of
Volunteers needed for the BUPA Great Manchester
Sunday 26 May
Help to spot Prostate Cancer UK runners, including our very own
volunteer John Heyworth! Roles will include cheering them
along the way and showing support at the 2km and 8 km markers. We
will also need volunteers to help out at the stand in the charity
Volunteers will be needed between 10 - 2 on the day let me know
if you are interested in coming along.
Volunteers required for a Subaru Car Owners club
Sunday 30 June
We are looking for volunteers to come along to a Subaru Car
Owners club day at Lightwater Valley Themepark, Ripon North
Yorkshire on Sunday 30 June from 9-4.
There will be an information stand and bucket collections and a
cheque collection at 4pm.
The Car club is raising money for the charity throughout the day
and have offered the proceeds of their biggest car show to us. We
are looking for 2 or 3 volunteers to help out on the day - if you
are a car enthusiast it should be a really good day! Let me
know if you would like to come along.
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