Tayside Cancer Support offer a free and confidential befriending service to anyone coping with a cancer diagnosis, whether patient, relative, or friend. This service is provided by volunteer befrienders who have received relevant professional training which enables them to offer this support. In this role you would  meet with clients to provide support and offer a friendly, independent ear for them during a difficult time.

A Befriender’s role is varied, and is determined by the needs of the person you are befriending. It can involve meeting with the client on a regular basis, offering emotional, social, listening and practical support in a respectful manner, supporting people in accessing information about available services, recognising the potential need for further support and complementing the care and support of family, friends and other care networks.

For more information, please email volunteer@volunteerdundee.org.uk.