Why volunteer for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation?
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation. Without them, the vast majority of the activities of the Foundation would not be possible.
We rely on volunteers to help us provide important supportive care services to those in the community living with breast cancer and to assist with our fundraising events.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our transport services. We have had many long standing drivers show up, day after day, to help and we are so grateful to have them on board. However as the Foundation grows, so does the need for our services and the more volunteers we have available, the easier the load is on all concerned.
One of the core functions of our volunteers is to drive our patients to and from their treatments. As part of our Supportive Care Program, this function of the Foundation is able to assist the family and friends of breast cancer patients with the, sometimes daily, visits to hospital to receive treatment.
Our volunteers undertake to drive patients, to and from their treatments, free-of-charge, with only their petrol costs reimbursed.
Whether you are hosting a fundraising event yourself or you're assisting at one of our signature events, you're out and about in the community and will come across all sorts of people who have been touched by breast cancer. As a volunteer for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation, you'll also be representing us and increasing awareness about the important work we are doing in the community.
Do you love to sew? Well we have a fantastic job for you! We are constantly keeping up a demand in the communiy to supply comfort cushions to hospitals in our region. These cushions are lovingly made by volunteers for those who have undergone surgery in the Hunter region. They are used by patients who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy and assist with physical recovery.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation in any capacity, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on 0419 658 875.