Volunteering to spread the word about our patient information
As some of our 800-plus volunteers meet up this month at conferences across the UK here’s what one of our volunteers say about volunteering with Breast Cancer Care.
‘Volunteering at Breast Cancer Care over the past few months has been an incredibly rewarding experience. There is a warm and friendly atmosphere in the office and I feel hugely appreciated.
‘While I’ve been helping to organise the many patient information resources into new and different formats as well as trying to spread the word about Vita magazine I’ve learnt a lot about the charity and it amazing work.
‘I’ve also had chances to be involved in some exciting events.
‘I’ve helped out at the Pink Ribbonwalk in Marble Hill Park and had a great day preparing goodie bags for all the participants and cheering them as they crossed the finish line. It was inspiring to see so many people eager to help the cause and I have already signed up to volunteer again at this year’s walk on 15 June.
‘I was also lucky enough to be part of the FAB1 Million photo shoot a few weeks ago; you’ll find me right at the back in a pink rabbit outfit!'
‘Not only did I meet the celebrities involved in the campaign but I also had a chance to speak to some of the women who are affected by breast cancer and found their stories very moving.
‘It was fantastic to hear how Breast Cancer Care has helped them through their struggles and I am proud to consider myself part of such a wonderful organisation.
‘As you can see there are lots of opportunities to volunteer here in different roles. Find out more to open the door to a rewarding challenge that makes a real difference to people affected by breast cancer. ’
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