Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia (BCANS) is an organization of survivors and supporters that focuses on the concerns and needs of those affected by breast cancer through support, education, networking and advocacy.
Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia
967 Bedford HWY, Mill Cove Plaza, Suite 205, Bedford, NS B4A1A9
Volunteer Information for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia
What services does your organization provide? Peer-to-peer support, breast health presentations, Live Pink Teen Breast Health Program, Nova Scotia Breast Cancer Resource Directory, comfort pillows, Resource Library, education talks.
Do you have any age requirements? Minimum age is 15. Volunteers aged 15-17 must have a parent/guardian signature.
Do you require language proficiency other than in English? English is required. Other languages are assets, particularly French.
What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer? Dependent on the opportunity. No specified time commitment.
Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer? Volunteers must attend any required training for their position.
Are there any specific skills and experience required? Dependent on the opportunity. Skills that we are looking for include and are not limited to: office administration, library experience, writing skills, public speaking, public engagement.
What type of volunteer positions are typically available? Office help (10am-3pm, Monday to Friday, varied shifts); Resource Library help (10am-3pm, Monday to Friday, varied shifts); Reviewing books; Writing blogs; Special event help; Committee work; Board of Directors; Websites; Online research for news and articles pertaining to breast cancer and healthy lifestyles; Peer-to-peer support (breast cancer survivors only); Presentations
Do you provide training for volunteers? Yes, training is provided to all volunteers dependent on the type of position given. Includes a debrief of our organization and training specific to the position.
How will a person benefit from volunteering with Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia? Network and meet new people and develop friendships, receive recognition through quarterly eNewsletters and events throughout the year, learn new skill sets, gain volunteer hours to put toward community or educational requirements
Do you accept high school students? We do accept high school students seeking to fulfill graduation requirements for community service hours.