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Community / Cancer charity looks for volunteers ahead of face to face support resuming

CANCER support charity CLAN is looking for volunteers to help it welcome back new and existing clients to its Shetland centre to continue providing support to those that need it most.

It is looking for volunteers to help bring back face-to-face emotional support and open its drop-in, which is described as a crucial resource for cancer patients and their families.

CLAN said support volunteers will receive full listening and support training and ongoing supervision.

CLAN’s Dorothy Jamieson.

Shetland Wellbeing Centre manager Dorothy Jamieson said: “Volunteering is at the very heart of everything that Clan does. We are so proud of our volunteers in our Lerwick centre as they provide important support for people across Shetland that are affected by cancer.

“Demand for our services has grown, along with bringing back our face-to-face appointments. We are also committed to expanding the range of services we offer but we cannot do this alone.

“The volunteer roles are varied and can be tailored to suit individual skills, interests and time commitments. I would urge anyone who has thought about volunteering before or anyone who is looking for a new challenge to get in touch and find out more about Clan and our volunteers.

“It’s the perfect way to reconnect with people and make new friends whilst helping make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.”

Clan Shetland offers support and information at their wellbeing and support centre in Lerwick, and is open Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm for appointments.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Dorothy Jamieson on 01595 697275 or 07548 218684 or email dorothy.jamieson@clanhouse.org.