We rely on our volunteers!
Without the commitment of our volunteers we would not be able to provide the level of service to meet the needs of our participants. In fact if it weren't for volunteers, HopeSpring would not have been founded! We need volunteers to help raise awareness in our community and to assist with fundraising activities. HopeSpring has a small staff and there is much work to be done! Even if we could manage without volunteers, we would not want to do so. Volunteers bring many skills, experience and wisdom to HopeSpring. Volunteering is also good for the volunteer. Developing a habit of volunteering helps you appreciate what you have and provides you with a good feeling knowing you have helped another person. You can make a difference at HopeSpring.
For those who have had cancer and wish to give back to HopeSpring by volunteering, we welcome you. Reach out to see how you can help.
I am interested in volunteering with HopeSpring. How do I get started?
Getting started with volunteering at HopeSpring is easy. Complete the volunteer application form. We will be in touch!
HopeSpring has a four part process for prospective volunteers:
- Orientation Session
- Ongoing Volunteer Training Sessions
Volunteering at HopeSpring
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre has the benefit of a wonderful group of volunteers. We graciously accept any offers of assistance in the following areas:
Do you enjoy baking? you would like to be a volunteer baker for the HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre and for special occasions.
Board of Directors and/or Committees
The Board is made up of a committed group of volunteers who use their skills and time to ensure that HopeSpring runs smoothly. Offers to serve on our Board are deeply appreciated.
Certified Relaxation Practitioner
Practitioners of Reiki, Reflexology, Massage Therapy and Therapeutic Touch have kindly volunteered regular sessions to the HopeSpring community. Their unique skills are gratefully received by many HopeSpring members.
Peer support volunteers are cancer survivors and are at least 1 year since their last treatment. They meet with members or family members to share specific experiences related to their cancer treatment. Peer support volunteers provide a valuable support tool
Program Guide Distribution
This volunteer role will assist by distributing Program Guides throughout our community.
Sewers and Knitters
We are always looking for sewers and knitters to use their gifts and talents maing turbans, head coverings, quilts, afghans and knitted hats for our members.
Special Events or Community Outreach
Special Events Volunteers take care of important tasks during our program and fundraising events. Some of these volunteers assist on one committee to raise funds each year. Other volunteers are available to help promote and staff our many program events. Community Outreach volunteers respond to community requests to talk to organizations about HopeSpring's services and programs.
The Support Volunteer is responsible for the day-to-day centre activities at HopeSpring. This position includes greeting and interacting with our members, providing individual caring support, booking relaxation appointments, taking registrations for programs, general housekeeping duties, maintaining our resource library and providing wig and camisole fittings.