Awareness Volunteer - Bowel Cancer UK

In Northern Ireland, more than 1,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. It’s the country’s second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn’t be. Bowel cancer is very treatable especially if diagnosed at an early stage. Bowel Cancer UK is determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected. We want to make sure everyone knows about the disease, recognises the symptoms and knows what to do next.

Our awareness volunteers work to communicate with and inspire people by delivering awareness talks to groups within local communities and workplaces. The aim of these talks is to bring facts and figures about bowel cancer to people's attention, help them understand the symptoms, and overcome barriers to seeing the GP, and therefore getting diagnosed early. We believe that people with experience of bowel cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend, are uniquely equipped to raise awareness and deliver these talks.

Awareness volunteers can be located anywhere and are people of all ages. All we ask from you is your commitment to around one event per month. A full day's training is given with plenty of time to practice giving the presentation, and volunteers are supported throughout their time with the charity. You must be willing to speak in public.


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