Prevention and Screening Programs Public Advisor Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: CancerCare Manitoba
Address: 675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3E 0V9
Website: http://cancercare.mb.ca
Organizational Description: CancerCare Manitoba is the provincially mandated cancer agency tasked with providing cancer services to the people of Manitoba. CCMB is responsible for providing care, treatment and support across the entire cancer service spectrum - from prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care, and palliation or end of life care.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: A Public Advisor Volunteer will offer their feedback as a member of the community and general public to support the Prevention and Screening Programs delivered by CancerCare Manitoba. A Public Advisor Volunteer will ensure that the public perspective is a part of decision making for the Prevention and Screening Programs.

In this role, the volunteer will assist by providing their knowledge and experience on:
i. Existing prevention and screening services
ii. The planning and implementation of new initiatives or changes to existing program activities
iii. Educational materials, policies and documents

Public Advisor Volunteers will participate in focus groups or discussion topics and respond to surveys aimed at understanding public perspectives. Feedback can be provided in person, or via email, telephone or online.

The Public Advisor Volunteers represent a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and
are able to bring and listen to diverse points of view (e.g. in terms of geographic locale, gender, culture, ethnicity, education, employment or abilities) that reflect the population of Manitoba. The age and gender of the public advisors should reflect the populations for which the Prevention and Screening Programs are seeking input on. This may include one or more of the following population characteristics:
- Women and men age 50 - 74 (target population for breast and colorectal cancer screening)
- Women age 24 - 69 (target population for cervical cancer screening)
- Men and women age 19 - 44 (target population for cancer prevention)

Duties/Responsibilities:
- Provide information required by the Prevention and Screening Programs Health Educator to become a registered advisor to CancerCare Manitoba.
- Access email and manage electronic and written documents as required.
- Available to respond to volunteer opportunities as requested by the Health Educator.
- Review materials sent in advance of meetings and be prepared to provide feedback.
- Participate in focus groups.
- Respond to surveys.
- Review materials at home as required.
- Inform CCMB staff if unavailable for work for any time period, (e.g. vacation, illness, etc.)
- Uphold confidentiality at all times.
Skills Required: - Limited knowledge about cancer.
- Willingness to share personal experiences and perspectives in a meaningful way.
- Good communication and listening skills.
- Respectful of others and able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Willingness to engage with care providers and other members of the public.
- Interest in public health information.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Public Advisor Volunteers will provide the public perspective to CancerCare Manitoba in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of prevention and screening educational materials and services.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
- Volunteer opportunities will be short-term and as projects are available. - Each opportunity may involve one or more sessions ranging from one hour to a half day.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: ccmbvolservices@cancercare.mb.ca
Phone: 204-787-2121
Closing Date: Apr 19, 2021
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