Canadian Cancer Society - Surrey

Community Engagement / Leadership - Outreach Volunteer

Position Overview

You can help the Canadian Cancer Society stop cancer in its tracks.  Represent us in your circles of influence.  Raise awareness and educate people in your networks about all aspects of our work and mission. We save lives through advocacy, support programs and research, supported by volunteerism and fundraising activities.

Outreach Volunteers further our mission by increasing awareness of the successes and challenges we face in meeting our goals and fulfilling our vision of a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

Your Impact

  • Your family, friends, colleagues, and community become informed and empowered to make a difference.
  • Increase public awareness of the risk factors for cancer, how we can prevent it, and help that is available.
  • Cancer patients and their families are made aware of services offered and are supported through their cancer journey.
  • Increase awareness of the impact the Canadian Cancer Society has in the fight against cancer, and how it affects people within the community or network.
  • Increase participation in achieving our mission and priorities as the community becomes more engaged.

Personal Development

  • Strengthen your communication skills and confidence as you interact with people of different backgrounds and interests.
  • Opportunity to develop facilitation and public speaking skills in the community.
  • Expand on your personal network by leveraging the strong brand of the Canadian Cancer Society as you learn to connect with your community.
  • Develop your knowledge base and understanding of community advocacy and awareness.
  • Become confident in your understanding of cancer and the cancer cause along with the impact the Society has.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Ongoing learning about the programs and initiatives of the Canadian Cancer Society including regular check-ins with the South Asian Giving Coordinator for the Fraser Valley Region
  2. Represent the CCS at various events, including schools, fairs and community events. Be prepared to inform the audience of the latest CCS programs, research and support programs.
  3. Intake and process donations as needed
  4. Connect the work of the CCS with your networks and circles of influence, showing the value of the commitment the Canadian Cancer Society has in the fight against all cancers.
  5. Document contacts and key activities for organizational records.

Training and Support

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Initial Outreach Volunteer Training
  • Vision, mission and values
  • Ongoing updates and support from Staff Partner in Volunteer Engagement

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English and Punjabi
  • Able to accurately convey information in a professional, engaging, and confident manner.
  • Knowledgeable about the Canadian Cancer Society programs, services and advocacy priorities, or willing to learn.
  • Desire to engage personal networks and circles of influence in changing the future.
  • Models healthy living and the values of the Canadian Cancer Society (caring, courage, progressive, integrity).
  • Self-motivated and willing to network and attend events.
  • This is an active and interactive position with some physical requirements (ie:table display set up, material handling etc.)
  • Access to vehicle is preferred