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For Everyone Touched By Cancer

Volunteer Book Co-Author and Interviewer for Cancer Communication

Job Summary:

We are seeking a compassionate and empathetic volunteer to co-author a book on how to communicate with people touched by cancer. As a volunteer, you will play a pivotal role in interviewing and collating experiences, insights, and advice from individuals affected by cancer. You will receive joint authorship credit for the published book, providing a valuable resource for both patients and caregivers.


  • Conduct interviews with cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to gather diverse perspectives on communication challenges and strategies.
  • Develop interview protocols and questionnaires to ensure comprehensive data collection.
  • Active listening and empathy while engaging in conversations with individuals, maintaining confidentiality and respect.
  • Document and transcribe interviews accurately, capturing key insights and impactful stories.
  • Collaborate with the writing team to organize and structure the content of the book.
  • Co-author chapters based on the collected interviews, blending personal experiences and expert advice.
  • Conduct additional research, as needed, to support the content and ensure its accuracy.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the book project team to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathy and sensitivity when engaging with individuals affected by cancer.
  • Strong writing and storytelling abilities.
  • Ability to actively listen and probe for deeper insights during interviews.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with cancer-related terminology and issues.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and respecting the privacy of interviewees.
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively within a team.


  • Opportunity to co-author a published book on an important topic.
  • Make a meaningful impact by providing guidance and support to individuals affected by cancer.
  • Gain valuable experience in conducting interviews and writing for a specific audience.
  • Joint authorship credit for the published book.
  • Flexible schedule and the ability to work remotely.

How to apply

To apply for this volunteer position, please submit your resume and a brief statement explaining your interest and any relevant experience to [email protected]. We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please put the position you are applying for in the email subject.

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Trading Address: Highstone House, 165 High Street, Barnet, Herts. EN5 5SU, UK. Registered Office: 7a High Street, Barnet, Herts, EN5 5UE.
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