PUBLISHED ON: 2 June 2021

It’s National Volunteers’ Week and today we want to shine a spotlight on Kully, one of our amazing Here For You Volunteers. Here For You is a telephone referral service, where volunteers call people who have had a recent diagnosis, to tell them about the support Breast Cancer Now can offer.

Kully, a woman with short dark hair, smiles in a restaurant

Hi Kully! Why did you choose to volunteer with Breast Cancer Now?

I was diagnosed with HER2 positive stage 3 breast cancer, and I chose to volunteer as I am happy to share my experience, and feel comfortable talking about the treatment I have been through. I also researched information after diagnosis to learn more.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I feel happy that I can help after seeing that others do not have the same level of support from family, friends, or their employer as I did. I find it rewarding, and having a Human Resources background, I find it easy to build a rapport with people, even on a sensitive topic.

Why would you recommend people volunteer with Breast Cancer Now?

It’s informative, rewarding, and gives you increased confidence in knowing that you can be of help to others. You meet other volunteers and make new friends. All the staff and trainers are amazing, and helpful.

 

Thank you for everything you do Kully!

If you’d be interested in becoming a Here For You volunteer when we’re next recruiting, please contact volunteer.hub@breastcancernow.org.

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