Stefan Kuchar (being the leader) interviews the founder of CCE Research Alliance, Meltem Kogelbauer
Cancer Charity Volunteers – Virtual Volunteering
Take up the challenge – become a Virtual Volunteer with CCE RA
Donate your time and skills on-line to CCE RA and you too can make an important contribution to the fight against childhood cancers.
Why you should volunteer for CCE RA
We know so little about what causes cancer in children.
Despite the tragedy that childhood cancers bring, their causes are woefully under-researched. It is an expensive and difficult task that requires global input to yield meaningful results.
Yet this work is fundamental if we are to prevent children developing cancer in the future.
CCE RA is committed to filling this gap by:
- funding more research into environmental causes of all types of children's cancers
- improving knowledge flow so the research we already have can be used more effectively.
We also dedicate at lot of effort to help parents cope and to understand the medical research.
Volunteer with us and you can make an important contribution to our understanding of the causes of cancer in children – and our ability, one day, to prevent it altogether.
Real volunteering – in the virtual world
CCE RA currently operates entirely through the internet. We are run completely by volunteers who live all over the world. No one is paid for their work. Everyone contributes their time willingly, knowing what they do will make a difference.
To volunteer with CCE RA, all you need is some spare time, somewhere to work from and an internet connection. You will also need an email address to stay in contact. This will be our main way of communicating with you.
If you have these, and a genuine desire to help prevent childhood cancers, then why not become a virtual volunteer with CCE RA?
Do you have what it takes?
If you have professional experience that could make a valuable contribution to our work then please get in touch today.
Many of our volunteers are professional people who feel they lack the satisfaction they want from their current employment. Many say that volunteering with CCE RA has helped them find that elusive sense of reward.
Long-term volunteers with CCE RA are free to choose their own work title and decide how their skills can best contribute. As a volunteer you would have the autonomy to develop your own strategic plans within CCE RA's vision and lead in developing them.
We need volunteers with a wide range of professional skills: from health care to business development to translation and media skills.
We're also very keen to hear from you if:
- you're a graduate looking for experience
- you're caring for children but want to do something that takes you beyond the home
- you have a few weeks or months to spare and want to use the time constructively
- you're retired but still want to use your hard-won expertise and experience
- you work part time and have a few hours or days free a week
- you want experience working in the charity sector
- you'd like a real sense of reward
We need volunteers to work in the following areas: Organisational Development, Networking, Fundraising, Technology, Research and Marketing.
You could help by gathering and collating information about childhood cancers, conducting online research, helping with research analysis, monitoring the news, answering queries, writing and editing reports, marketing and supplying material for both websites.
In return we hope to give you a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
If you only have a limited amount of time to spare, many of these tasks also lend themselves well to short-term volunteering for specific projects.
Volunteering with CCE RA is rewarding. But it's also a serious commitment that will require real time on your part and a willingness to see your commitment through.
We would need you to:
- have a genuine willingness to help
- have the self-discipline and motivation to work on your own
- work to a professional standard
- be able to communicate directly and sincerely
- have a realistic idea of the skills and time you will be bringing to CCE RA – some of our positions can be demanding
You can of course stop volunteering whenever you like. If you really cannot see a project through we would ask that you give us enough notice to hand your work over to someone else.
Becoming a Virtual Volunteer with CCE RA
Take some time to explore the CCE Research Alliance and Monty's Corner websites. If what you learn about us makes you keen to volunteer, or you have any ideas about helping us improve what we do, then please get in touch.
Contact us to discuss what opportunities there are for you.
We look forward to hearing from you.