Peer Support Volunteer

(Canadian Cancer Society, Peterborough and District Community Office)

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Position ID: V-NLD0345 Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 Last Full Update: 09 Jan 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactAlison Payne, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society; Phone: 705-742-3823 * 1-800-463-0432; Email:
Peer support volunteers know what it’s like to live with cancer because they are cancer survivors or were caregivers to someone with cancer. Through CancerConnection, our nationwide telephone support program, peer support volunteers offer encouragement, compassion and practical support – from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond – to the person living with cancer and their family.  
Peer support volunteers are matched based on factors such as type of cancer, sex, treatment, side effects, relationship to the person who is diagnosed, age and family situation. All volunteers receive extensive training and ongoing support. 
The Canadian Cancer Society is here to help people living with cancer. If you’ve been through cancer, either as a survivor or caregiver, you can offer hope and support to others. As a trained volunteer, you will draw upon your own cancer experience to offer encouragement, compassion and helpful information to adults living with cancer and those caring for a loved one with cancer.  
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Information & Referral Services ; Telephone Communication
Dates and TimesTimes vary depending on volunteer and client preferences
Number of PositionsBobcaygeon: 1 individual(s) ; Cavan: 1 individual(s) ; Cobourg: 1 individual(s) ; Fenelon Falls: 1 individual(s) ; Haliburton County: 1 individual(s) ; Kawartha Lakes: 1 individual(s) ; Lakefield: 1 individual(s) ; Minden: 1 individual(s) ; Norland: 1 individual(s) ; Warkworth: 1 individual(s) 
11 individual(s) needed in total.
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 06 Jan 2015
Agency Details
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Organization NameCanadian Cancer Society, Peterborough and District Community Office
Office Phone705-742-3823
Toll Free Phone1-800-463-0432 
Transportation Appointments 1-800-263-6750 
Cancer Information Service 1-888-939-3333
Address & Map
730 The Kingsway, Unit 2
Peterborough, ON K9J 6W6
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