Volunteer at a Society office
Community offices are at the heart of planning and implementing Society fundraising activities, delivering services, promoting healthy public policies and educating the public about cancer and prevention. Society offices support community work by delivering programs and support materials and engaging in advocacy work with the government.
Office volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day support of community office teams. Volunteers often work on a regular basis and provide assistance with data entry, filing, photocopying and posting mail. Additional tasks can include processing donations, preparing receipts, greeting the public, answering phones, providing information and pitching in with events and projects.
In Ontario, volunteering at a community office puts you front and centre in the work of the Society, making you a key team member in raising funds to support cancer research and providing information and services to those living with the disease. What could be more rewarding than that?
If you have some time each week or a few times a month, come to your local community office. You can become an office volunteer and help out on a regular basis with support to community members and fundraising, prevention or advocacy campaigns.
If you’re available during certain times of the year, you can come in for short-term projects, like during Daffodil Month in April and Relay For Life events, often in June.
Are you looking for a group volunteer opportunity you can do with coworkers, friends and family? Consider supporting a group project or Society event together. Contact your local community office to find out what is available nearest you.
Because of smoke inhalation and exposure to toxic chemicals, I live with the fear of cancer virtually every day.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.