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Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT

Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT

Societe Canadienne Du Cancer

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Keywords: Health and Medicine , Disorders , Cancer



Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT
Societe Canadienne Du Cancer

Branch: Alberta & NWT
325 Manning Road NE, Suite 200, Calgary, AB T2E2P5

Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT url http://www.cancer.ca/Alberta-NWT.aspx?sc_lang=en

Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT Phone Number 403-205-3966

Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT Email address info@cancer.ab.ca



Volunteer Information for Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT

What services does your organization provide?
Our Cancer Information Service provides answers to questions about all types of cancer, diagnostic tests, treatments, side effects, clinical trials and many other cancer-related topics.

Our Peer Support Service connects people living with cancer and caregivers with trained volunteers who offer encouragement and share ideas for coping - all from their unique perspective as someone who's been there.

Our online community - CancerConnection.ca -helps people who have cancer, cancer survivors and caregivers share their experiences and build supportive relationships.

We can also help you find more cancer-related services in your area through our Community Services Locator - a searchable database of over 4000 cancer-related services and resources nationwide - or at one of our community offices across the country.

Quit smoking - Our Smokers' Helpline offers proven tips and tools to help people quit smoking.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
4-10 hours per month for a specific time frame


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
Screening includes application form, 2 reference checks and interview. Some positions will require a criminal record check. The Canadian Cancer Society is a tobacco free workplace.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Proven leadership, communication and organizational skills
Confident abilities in sales (approaching organizations for help)
Ability to motivate, manage and direct others
Event coordination, project management and/or fundraising experience an asset
Creative problem solving skills


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Face Off Against Cancer Event Planning Committee Members (July 2015-January 2016, Fort Saskatchewan):

Committee Co-Chair - Main point of contact for the committee and CCS staff partner, helping to guide meetings and timelines for event preparation.

Team Retention and Recruitment Co-Chair - Responsible for developing participant recruitment strategy and promotion of the event.

Event Operations and Logistics Co-Chair - Responsible for organizing event logistics including food and supplies.

Sponsorship Co-Chair - Responsible for achieving committee sponsorship goals and securing gifts in kind for the event (jerseys, board displays, food, drinks, etc).

Hockey Operations Co-Chair - Responsible for liaising with hockey venue and coordinating hockey logistics (arranging ice times, referees, health and safety needs, etc).

Relay For Life Event Planning Leads (July-October 2015, Medicine Hat):

Entertainment Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Food Services Coordinator
Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Orientation to the Canadian Cancer Society and event planning materials will be provided.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Currently we are looking for event planning committee members and event day volunteers


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Canadian Cancer Society Alberta NWT?
Enhance key leadership skills and build your resume
Make a meaningful difference in your community and the lives of people who have been impacted by cancer
Apply your experience in a community context
Opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
Work with a respected organization


Do you accept high school students?
Yes, as long as they have the required skills and are able to commit to the volunteer position term.




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