Frequently asked questions
Who can volunteer for Breast Cancer Care WA?
If you are reliable, committed and communicative, if you support our cause and you want to help-we’d love to have you on board!
What skills and experience do you need?
In general, volunteers need to be enthusiastic, able to follow instructions easily, able to work as part of a team and above all, caring and willing to help others. For some specific roles, particular qualifications/certificates may be required e.g. RSA for bartending
Do I need a police clearance?
For client based work, yes. You can apply for a police clearance online at the volunteer rate of $29. The Volunteer Coordinator can tell you how to do this.
What training and support will you receive?
Ongoing volunteers involved with our practical assistance will receive an induction and work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and services team.
Event and fundraising volunteers will receive an orientation at each event which is aimed at introducing them to the organisation and the purpose of the specific event.
A volunteer’s policy and procedure handbook is also provided.
Can I volunteer if I’m under 18?
Sorry. Unfortunately our insurance only covers volunteers aged 18 and over.
What are our expectations of you?
To represent Breast Cancer Care WA in a polite and professional manner at all times
To be reliable, efficient, and punctual
To maintain confidentiality
To take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be involved in your activities while volunteering
To respect other volunteers and paid staff, and to promote a pleasant and friendly environment
What we can offer you?
Recognition as a valued member of our organisation
An opportunity to support your community and make a difference
Adequate insurance coverage
Out-of-pocket expenses can be reimbursed with prior approval
Ongoing support from your Volunteer Coordinator
Avenues for feedback and suggestions
Not answered your question? Contact Rachel on 9324 3703 or Rachel@breastcancer.org.au