How to volunteer at Breast Cancer Care WA
Our volunteers are the very reason we exist – Breast Cancer Care WA started in 2000 as a volunteer-run organisation, and has grown over the years thanks to the passion and dedication of so many who have generously given their time to support those affected by breast cancer.
As a volunteer you can be engaged in events, fundraising, practical support as well as office tasks. You will be able to enjoy meeting new people, learning new skills, gaining work experience and most importantly, knowing that you are making a difference!
Every effort is made to ensure that volunteers are given suitable roles that are aligned with their interests and skills. Breast Cancer Care WA endeavours to provide volunteers with roles that offer the opportunity for challenges, growth and personal rewards. If volunteers find their role not suitable, this can be discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers can assist in a variety of ways, if you have a special skill you would like to share please let us know so we can explore opportunities on how you can use them to help!
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Administration and Office Volunteers
Our administration volunteers attend our Cottesloe office to assist with a range of tasks. These duties could include database entry, calling and thanking our monthly donors, general ad-hoc duties, stocktake and mailouts.
Promotional and Community Activity Volunteers
From time to time Breast Cancer Care WA is asked to have a display at shopping centres, schools and other public events. Duties at these events would include a set-up and pack-up of the display materials, providing information about Breast Cancer Care WA (either through your own experience, or by handing out brochures), collecting information from interested attendees, gift-wrapping at Christmas time or collecting donations.
Client Support and Practical Assistance Volunteers
People who have been diagnosed with breast cancer often contact Breast Cancer Care WA for support and assistance in a range of areas. We have a dedicated volunteer base who provide the following help: transport to and from medical appointments, to be a listening ear and provide general support, gardening assistance, or household cleaning and shopping.
Fundraising and Event Volunteers
Generally these duties are at Breast Cancer Care WA events or external events that benefit Breast Cancer Care WA. Duties can include: shaking donation tins, selling raffle tickets, the set up and pack up of our displays and events, hospitality duties, preparing gift bags for events, gift wrapping, sending out event packs, meeting and greeting and seating guests, prize sourcing, creating decorations and car park attendants.