Volunteer participation is integral for the survival of Cancer Wellness Support. At present, there are approximately eighty five volunteers. Each year, approximately 29,000 volunteer hours are contributed by way of working in our op-shops, administration, fund-raising and community events.
What do Cancer Wellness Support volunteers do?
- Sort, shelve & rotate op shop stock
- Pricing & sales in the op shops
- Furniture pick up & delivery
- Administration in our Wellness Centres or Op Shops
- Client transport
- Fund raising, community service & cancer awareness events
More volunteers are always needed
Some of the benefits of volunteering are:
- Feeling good about serving your local community
- Being part of a dynamic, caring and supportive team
- Improved ability to communicate with a variety of people
- Better understanding of community needs
I volunteer one morning a week in the Katoomba Op Shop. Principally to support them in their endeavours to raise funds to provide services to people who have or have had cancer. I work with a great bunch of people, and my morning rolls by, generally with much laughter.
Volunteering at Katoomba Op Shop has been a great experience and hopefully, my participation helps make a difference to cancer patients and their families. Also, I'm working with a lovely group of people with whom I share a great camaraderie and lots of laughs. It actually makes working fun.
I have been involved with CWS for many years working with other volunteers. Each group has a special bond of support, care and respect for one another, which also flows through on the shop floor where we regularly support clients and their needs, be it a sympathetic ear, a chat and a smile.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.