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Volunteering opportunities with Jo's

Hi Everyone 

I hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine at the moment.

Do you have a few hours a month to support women with either cervical cancer or cervical abnormalities? We’re currently looking for volunteers to join our wonderful and passionate team of volunteers.

Helpline 
Our helpline volunteers commit to a 3 hour shift twice a month. They are trained to answer a wide range of questions and offer support and signposting to women and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Since the beginning of the year, as a team, we’ve been able to help more than 400 people to feel better informed and supported in the situation their going through.

Support Groups 
Our volunteer support group leaders provide support for women who are living with or beyond a cervical diagnosis. They are trained to create a safe and supportive environment for women to meet locally, arrange guest speakers on a wide range of topics, facilitate discussions on relevant issues and also help the group to arrange social events to better connect with one another.

We’re looking for co-leaders to join already established groups to continue to provide support in the following areas; Belfast, Cardiff, Cornwall, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Peterborough, and the West Midlands

We would also consider launching groups in South London, Liverpool, Southampton or Swansea if volunteers come forward.

Volunteering 
All of our volunteers receive training and support to carry out their roles in helping us to reach and support even more women. We make sure that you feel confident in the important contribution you will be making to our work.

If you’ve been affected by cervical cancer or cervical abnormalities and feel able to support others, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more information about the roles and access the application forms please click here; http://www.jostrust.org.uk/support/volunteer-for-jo-s/volunteering-for-jo-s

If you have any questions or you can contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you

Best wishes

Fran

Jojo84

Hi Fran, is there any thoughts of starting a support group in Dorset at all? I'd love to volunteer but all the locations are a bit too far away for me.

April 2015: first smear age 25 CIN3

June 2015: Lletz treatment - results microinvasion stage 1a1, cin3 margins unclear.

August 2015: cold knife cone biopsy under GA, overnight stay - results clear.

Feb 2016: Clear smear and ultrasound.

August 2016: Inadequate result.

October 2016 and 2017: Colposcopy clear result.

Fran Berry

Hi Jojo84,

I do apologise about the delay in geting back to you I have only just seen your message. Thank you so much for your message and for getting touch, it's great to hear from you. I have just received your pm as well so I will message you back now.

Very best wishes

Fran 

Jojo84

Thanks Fran i couldn't remember if i had posted on here and then couldn't find the post so sorry for the double message! Thanks for getting back to me :)

April 2015: first smear age 25 CIN3

June 2015: Lletz treatment - results microinvasion stage 1a1, cin3 margins unclear.

August 2015: cold knife cone biopsy under GA, overnight stay - results clear.

Feb 2016: Clear smear and ultrasound.

August 2016: Inadequate result.

October 2016 and 2017: Colposcopy clear result.

BelfastWoman
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I would love to get involved in the Belfast group and help fundraising opportunities. 

I was diagnosed with 3 x strains of high-risk HPV though my smear came back normal - both tested last week.  I'm dumbfounded why I hadn't heard of HVP before (and after talking to many people in their 30/40's they didn't know about it either).  How things have moved on and how amazing for woman now to have a prewarning so to speak.  

I moment I found out I kicked by social smoking addiction and researched anything and everything that can boost my immune system. 

I did have abnormal smears and treatment in my early 20's. 

Rachel

 

Fran Berry

Hi BelfastWoman,

Thank you so much for your message, it's great to hear from you.

I have just sent you a private message.

Best wishes

Fran 

 

Jayspud
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Hi, I’m new to this so please bare with me, I had full hysterectomy in 1992 following very heavy periods - I was then 21. Then some 8 years later after been asked to go for a vault smear I learnt that I had CINIII carcinoma in situ, apparently my discharge letter was typed under another patient with a then similar name and her discharge summary typed to me.

Some 26 years later I’m again experiencing similar symptoms and am worried that it’s related, I’ve also have paternal breast cancer on my fathers side and have had quite a few scares but not diagnosed with it.

My gp keeps fobbing me off even though I didn’t have any warning signs about pre cancerous cells. They look at me as if I’m mad when I say that my body has a way of “masking illness”

FreeFlowingFlossie

Hi, I'm in Hull and probably not in a position to volunteer right now (just finished treatment) can you tell me if there is a support group locally to me?

 

K

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