Volunteer opportunity: help empower people to record their future care wishes

Do you believe that people have the right to make their own decisions about the treatment and care they receive? Join us to spread the word across Lambeth online, by phone and hopefully soon face-to-face on how people can record their future wishes
advance care planning volunteers
  • Do you believe that people have the right to make their own decisions about the treatment and care they receive?
  • Are you passionate about ensuring that everyone’s wishes are respected?
  • Do you enjoy talking with people? 

Become an awareness-raising Champion with Lambeth Advance Care Planning Consortium and help spread the word about how to record your future care wishes either for the end of life or if you became too unwell to tell others what you would want. 

Faced with the realities of the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of considering what matters to us in relation to our quality of life, medical treatment and health and care priorities has never been more essential.

Advance Care Planning Champions run activities across Lambeth (including online and by phone) to raise awareness about how to plan ahead and record your future treatment and care wishes.  Activities take place year-round and are being adapted for current social distancing and self-isolation requirements.  Our programme includes activities with GP surgeries and other local organisations, events in Dying Matters Week each May and our flagship ‘Before I Die’ tent at Lambeth Country Show in July (which goes virtual this year).  We’re also exploring other ways to develop our activities in response to the coronavirus pandemic and we’d welcome your ideas.  

The role is flexible but we ask champions to commit to participating in the project for at least six months and to help with at least two activities.  Training will be on Monday 13 July 1-3pm on zoom, ready for the Country Show 18-19 July.

Don’t worry if you are new to advance care planning.  You’ll receive training and support every step of the way.  You’ll be helping people to ensure that their voice is heard when it matters most.

To find out more, download the role description at

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