Once you've made the decision to become a Cancer Voice, you can register via our Cancer Voices network.
What is the Cancer Voices Network?
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The Cancer Voices Network is an online tool that helps you find ways to give your time and get involved. Essentially, it's a matching service that puts you in touch with teams or organisations that are running projects.
Every time a new opportunity is posted on the website, you'll automatically receive an email alerting you to the new posting. Follow the link to the opportunity to view the details, and find out how you can apply.
First you need to register and create an account. You'll be asked to choose a username and password. You'll then be able to view opportunities you might be interested in, and keep track of the ones you're taking part in.
What are the activities like?
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Want to get a taste of the kind of activities you could get involved in before you sign up? No worries. Find out from Cancer Voices what it's like taking part. You can also take a look at opportunities before you create an account.
How do I use the network to post an opportunity?
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Macmillan teams and other organisations can add activities to the Cancer Voices Network.
As a professional, group or organisation you can:
Register as an ‘Email only’ user to receive email alerts about the user involvement opportunities as they are posted. This can then be sent on to your patient groups.
Register as an ‘Organisation’ to post an user involvement opportunity for people affected by cancer.
What we look for when reviewing an opportunity:
Is this a genuine opportunity for a person affected by cancer to contribute to the improvement of cancer services at Macmillan or elsewhere and/or to raise awareness of the diverse realities of living with cancer?
Is it an appropriate opportunity for people to have a say and make a difference? For example, will it be a productive experience for the person affected by cancer?
Could someone without an experience of cancer carry out the role? In this case is it actually a volunteering opportunity? If so, please contact our Volunteering department at email@example.com.
Is the opportunity profit-making or related to a commercial venture? It is Macmillan’s policy to accept only opportunities which are voluntary and not for profit.
If the opportunity is to participate in a piece of research, have you obtained any Research Ethics Committee approval which may be required? Is information about confidentiality and what will happen to the data collected available for people who participate?
Please read our guidance before posting your opportunity [WORD].