Volunteers needed for
THE Irish Cancer
Society is looking for new volunteers to help out at
its Daffodil Centre in Letterkenny University
Hospital. The Daffodil Centre is a walk-in cancer
information centre for cancer patients, their
families and anyone concerned about cancer.
The centre, which offers cancer information and
support, is located on-site in the hospital. It is
run by Irish Cancer Society specialist cancer nurses
and trained volunteers.
The Daffodil Centre at Letterkenny
Speaking about the
recruitment, Deirdre Murphy from the Irish Cancer
Society said, “Our Daffodil Centres are often a
first stop for many cancer patients and their
families and are a really important resource for
reliable, trustworthy information and support."
"All Daffodil Centres are staffed by a trained nurse
but are also dependent on trained volunteers who are
often the first contact that many cancer patients
will have in the hospital. It is a vital role and we
are really looking forward to adding to our
fantastic team of volunteers.
Our volunteers are asked to commit to a morning or
afternoon (four hours) once a week and following
successful interviews, they are required to
attend four days of training,” she added.
For more information or to apply to become a trained
Daffodil Centre volunteer, please contact Deirdre
Murphy, Survivor Support and Volunteer Coordinator,
Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd,
Dublin 4 on 01 2310 564 or email
Daffodil Day takes place on March 22nd. Members of the public are
urged to get involved and help raise crucial funds
for lifesaving cancer research and free support
services for cancer patients. Visit
volunteer or donate.