When We Need You
From 11/10/2006 onwards
A selection of the following activities may be undertaken:- distributing posters and leaflets; supporting in the planning of events, carrying out risk assesments and site visits; using our supporter database to identify groups and individuals who could be invited to take part; writing, phoning and meeting clubs, societies and individuals based in your community and encouraging them to take part; making approaches to companies and asking them to sponsor events or provide products for 'goody bags'; helping on the day of the event with erecting marquees and display banners, setting out directional signs, acting as steward/marshal or supporting admin and enquiries by registering participants and handling sponsorship monies; helping after the event by updating supporter database so that we have an accurate record of entrants, completed events and money raised.
About Cancer Research UK Scotland
At Cancer Research UK, our world class doctors and scientists are working together to push through new and effective treatments for cancer faster than ever before, and to prevent more people from developong the disease. Our research, funded overwhelmingly by donations from supporters, delivers medical advances that save thousands of lives. Cancer research UK Scotland invests over £19 million annually in vital cancer research programmes ongoing in hospitals, universities and laboratories in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and ST.Andrews. Our goal is to bring cancer under control within the next two generations.
Skills & Experience
This role would suit an outgoing, commited volunteer. Good communication and influencing skills needed. Practical skills as well as a willingness to muck in with a range of tasks are on the day of the event. Ability to work in a team. Basic PC skills.
You will be based in your local Cancer Research UK office but also spending time out and about attending events, distributing materials and meeting members of your community. You could also choose to carry out some of your tasks from home.
Young volunteers must be at least 14 and until the age of 16 have written consent from a parent or guardian.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, References
Training and Induction Details
Full induction with info on Cancer research UK, the local fundraising office, your colleagues & local research institutes. Events Organiser & staff always on hand for help & support. Guidance on communication & documentation. Database training if needed.
If costs incurred from volunteering role, expenses would be covered - would need proof of purchase i.e. if telephoning would need itemised bill. Would discuss expenses with the volunteer at induction.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
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Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Suite 1/1, 4 Blair Court
Clydebank Business Park
Contact: Wendy Halley
Tel: 0141 951 2890