Getting involved, what’s that all about?

We are a charity led solely by volunteers. The Hunts Community Cancer Network (HCCN) comprises of the NHS nursing team and HCCN the Charity: working together, and delivering a home-based nursing service. Our aim is to help people and their families who are recovering from or living with cancer across Huntingdonshire. We enable them to take back their lives and to play an active part in managing their health.

Whilst we know that HCCN’s support is vital for those living with a cancer diagnosis, there are many benefits for our volunteers too. By donating your time, you are helping us make an impact on the lives of others in your community. You’ll have fun, meet new friends and share your time and talents.

Below you’ll find lots of ways that you can get involved and make a real difference to someone’s life.

If you or someone you know has 1 hour a week to 1 day a week – or more – that they can donate to us as a gift of time, it would make the world of difference. If you can’t see what you are looking for, do drop us a line on the form below, it might just be that we hadn’t thought of it yet.

Our current volunteering opportunities

That’s fantastic you’re still with us.  Below you’ll find the types of volunteering roles we are currently recruiting for. For more information about the roles that we want to fill, click on the BLUE links below to find out the full details and the tasks that are involved. You can also find contact details of the person leading this aspect of our work.

Volunteering at HCCN

Office

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Do you have a flair for office activities and paperwork? Find out how you can join us…

How about some of these, think you’ve got what it takes?

  1. Grants and Trusts Fundraising Volunteer Grants are a vital income stream/source of funds which we rely on to deliver our services. Grant writing is a skill which we value and is currently missing in our team. We want someone to investigate sources of funds from various places, including grant-giving trusts and make applications for funding.
  2. Volunteer Coordinator We are looking for a volunteer to champion all things “people” – processes, policy, volunteer recruitment and management, safeguarding, etc.
  3. Facebook Group Moderator We are looking for a volunteer to admin our Helping Hands Facebook Group
  4. Graphic Designer To help build awareness of our service throughout Huntingdonshire enabling more people to get the support they need and encourage people to get involved by donating money or their time.
  5. Trustee we are seeking to recruit new Trustees to join our Board of Trustees, to complement the skills and experience of our existing trustees and influence the strategic direction of the charity. 

Fundraising

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Do you like having fun and money, find out how you can help us fundraise…

Do any of these take your fancy? We’d love you to join us. 

  1. Fundraising Kit Coordinator We want someone who takes pride in what they do and will look after our fundraising supplies to help us support others who fundraise for us, and represent us in the best possible light.
  2. Static Collections Coordinator Can you help coordinate the safe delivery and collection of, primarily, our branded static collection pots at locations across Huntingdonshire according to a rota. Importantly, the role includes the timely delivery of the cash collected to an appointed person.
  3. Corporate Partnership Manager Can you connect with businesses to build relationships that generate support for HCCN. We require a corporate partnership manager to help us make the most of CSR and EVP opportunities, as well as corporate partnerships.
  4. eBay Seller Volunteer We have a successful eBay ‘shop’ where we sell donated clothing and other items to raise funds. We want someone to take over the management of this shop and maintain this income stream.

Events

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Do you enjoy getting involved with events? Let us know if you want to take part…

There is always something going on in Huntingdonshire.

  1. Community Voice Champion To raise awareness of HCCN throughout Huntingdonshire enabling more people to get the support they need and encourage people to get involved by donating money or their time. 
  2. Community Events Fundraiser Lead We want someone to organise and stage fund raising activities, such as tombola’s, raffle ticket sales at charity events, sponsored activities, etc. This will include developing other creative fundraising ideas.
  3. Community Events Fundraiser Can you assist our Fundraising Lead and help stage fundraising activities, such as tombola’s, raffle ticket sales at charity events, sponsored activities, etc.
  4. Conference Day Meet & Greet Coming soon. If you are interested in this role let us know using the form below.
  5. Community Speaker To give talks to community groups and businesses throughout Huntingdonshire. 

Community

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If you like meeting, greeting and having a chat, find out how you can help us…

  1. These are some ideas that you can help us with?
    Community Voice Champion To raise awareness of HCCN throughout Huntingdonshire enabling more people to get the support they need and encourage people to get involved by donating money or their time.
  2. Staying In Touch Buddy Coming soon. We’re looking for buddies to stay in touch with people living with a cancer diagnosis. To help them feel supported, understood, involved and cared about. This is from home by phone, email or skype etc.
  3. Awareness Stand Volunteer Coming soon. To meet & greet people at our stands at various places throughout Huntingdonshire. Handing out information about our nursing team, our services and the work we do as a charity.
  4. Community Speaker To give talks to community groups throughout Huntingdonshire. Raising awareness of our work and the services we offer.

Professional

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Are you a professional? If so, we want your skills, find out more…

Can you share your expertise with us? 

  1. Legal Expert Panel Members This is ideal for solicitors that would like to focus their specialism on helping us stay on the straight and narrow.
  2. Corporate Partnership Strategist It is important that as a local charity are able to connect with businesses to build relationships that generate support for HCCN. We require a corporate partnership strategist to help us make the most of CSR and EVP opportunities, as well as corporate partnerships. 
  3. Videographer  Coming soon. We are looking for someone to plan, film and edit video content for our conferences, events and services.

Wellbeing

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Are you an complementary therapist or coach, find out how you can join us…

Can you donate some time to help us help others feel good?

  1. Reflexologist Coming soon. If you are interested in this role let us know using the form below.
  2. Acupuncturist Coming soon. If you are interested in this role let us know using the form below.
  3. Reiki Practitioner Coming soon. If you are interested in this role let us know using the form below.
  4. Life Coach Coming soon. If you are interested in this role let us know using the form below.
  5. Nutritionist Coming soon. If you are interested in this role let us know using the form below.

How you can help

There are plenty of ways you can donate your time and talent to support your local community. Opportunities include fundraising, event organisation, Website and Facebook management, administration work, holistic therapies, practical work and much more.

Not only will your time help us run events and generate income, you can be our voice in your local community, nowhere is too small. Currently 1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Help us to spread the word about the help and support HCCN can offer to people you know.

Volunteering can change your life in many ways. Join our family, start your volunteering adventure today!

Can’t find what you are looking for and want to help? Do get in touch.

Volunteer Information

To view/download our document, please click the link below:

Volunteer Handbook

Our Policies

Please select a link below to view or download the relevant policy or procedure:

Confidentiality Policy

Equality & Inclusion Policy

Safeguarding Policy