Interested in volunteering with OGCancerNI?

OGCancerNI are always looking for passionate, dedicated people who want to make a difference and support patients and families affected by Oesphago-gastric cancer. From local awareness activities, to project based opportunities to abseiling adventures, there are many opportunities to help.

You have offered to complete the tasks for OGCancerNI in the role description as a volunteer without remuneration.

As a volunteer, OGCancerNI would like you to:

  • Undertake your agreed volunteer role to your best ability
  • Treat everyone you come into contact with as part of your volunteering activity, including staff and fellow volunteers, fairly and with respect
  • Adhere to policies and procedures pertinent to your role
  • Act as an ambassador for OGCancerNI and not act in a way that could damage the reputation of the association and the services we provide
  • Prioritise your personal health and safety and those you may come into contact with during their volunteer role
  • Be able to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK  and proof of your qualifications and professional membership relevant to the tasks you are delivering
  • Be able to provide a copy of your professional indemnity insurance for pro bono work if you are volunteering in a professional capacity, e.g. giving advice
  • Transfer your work in this role to the ownership of OGCancerNI
  • Ensure that you have business insurance cover in place for your car if you use it for specific volunteering tasks

As an organisation we will:

  • Provide volunteers with a clear written description of their role and its responsibilities
  • Provide appropriate induction, training and support, specific to each individual role
  • Ensure that the health and safety of our volunteers is managed
  • Have insurance cover in place for volunteer activities in respect of liability, but not volunteers belongings or motor car insurance
  • Provide every volunteer with access to support from a named member of staff
  • Provide volunteers with a Volunteer Guide and copies of any policies and procedures appropriate to their role
  • Sign a clear Volunteer Agreement that outlines our agreed expectations
  • Reimburse expenses in line with our Volunteer Expenses policy
  • Celebrate our volunteers’ impact and success
  • Treat all volunteers in accordance with our Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Communicate with our volunteers respectfully and with a mutually agreed frequency
  • Attempt to resolve any concerns or grievances swiftly and positively
  • Maintain a welcoming, supportive and dynamic atmosphere that makes OGCancerNI a positive place to volunteer

The agreement will end if*:

  • you no longer wish or are able to volunteer
  • we feel you are no longer able to fulfil the remit of your role safely or appropriately
  • undertake activities, such as unauthorised fundraising*, that are damaging to the reputation and operations of the charity
  • any criminal record checks we require show areas of risk for us as an organisation

*This list is not exhaustive.

Early Diagnosis is Key #CatchItEarly

Oesophageal cancer like many other cancers does not discriminate between age or sex and knowing and recognising the signs and symptoms are crucial to early diagnosis.  If you suffer from any of the following symptoms for longer than 3 weeks you should consult your doctor.

  • Persistent Indigestion
  • Difficulty swallowing or food sticking
  • Heartburn acid reflux
  • Hiccupping that wont go away
  • Unexplained weight loss.

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