Prevention and Screening Programs Public Advisor Volunteer - Lung Cancer Screening Project

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: CancerCare Manitoba's Prevention and Screening Program is looking for Manitobans to provide input as Public Advisors for a lung cancer screening project. The project will develop materials to help educate people at increased risk for lung cancer.
Public Advisors will offer feedback on public communication tools as a member of the community and general public.
We need advisors who:
- smoke or have a history of smoking
- are willing to share personal experiences, ideas and thoughts in a meaningful way
- have minimal knowledge about cancer
Applications are now being accepted for participation over the next two months.
All Public Advisors will be compensated for their time.
Note that during COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Public Advisors will only be participating by telephone or online from home.
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 health 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
The time commitment is three to four meetings of 1 - 2 hours in length, and some pre-meeting review.
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: Oct 2, 2021
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