Volunteer

Volunteer

Solaris Cancer Care relies on the invaluable help of many volunteers, without which we could not provide many of our services. We are incredibly grateful for all their time and energy and consider our volunteers an integral part of our organisation.  Volunteering helps Solaris Cancer Care conserve the funds that we raise so that more of this money can be used to help people diagnosed with cancer and their families.

You can volunteer in a range of areas including complementary therapies, patient services, research, events, and fundraising.

When necessary, we provide volunteers with appropriate training. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer simply fill out the online Volunteer Application Form, call us on (08) 9381 3097 or email info@solariscancercare.org.au.

Why volunteer with Solaris Cancer Care?

Volunteering offers many benefits, including opportunities for volunteers to:

  • Benefiting the community. Volunteers are an essential part of the community. Contributions made by volunteers have a real impact and will make a difference to many people’s lives
  • Make new connections. Volunteering provides an opportunity to meet new friends, create new connections, and expand your network through a common interest
  • Gain new skills and knowledge, which can boost your own job and career prospects
  • Enjoy a sense of achievement and fulfilment
  • Develop personally, boost self-confidence, and improve life satisfaction.
  • Enjoy better physical and mental health
  • Connect to and better understand your community
  • Personally rewarding experience
  • Volunteer within a positive, friendly and supportive environment

How you can volunteer

  • As a Therapist
  • In Our Centres
  • At an event
  • As an ambassador

Currently we could use your help in the following areas

Meet & Greet

This important role ensures that everyone who walks into Solaris Cancer Care centres feels welcome and that their enquiries are met with respect. These volunteers provide administrative support at reception and provide a ‘listening’ ear to people who need personal support. All volunteers must have good interpersonal skills, oral communication and listening skills. A warm, friendly and professional attitude is also essential.

Therapists

We are always seeking trained complementary therapists who have membership with relevant professional bodies to support our clients in their modality. Solaris Cancer Care offers evidence based complementary therapies that fall under three categories – Touch/Body Based Therapies, Mind-Body Techniques or Energy Based Therapies. Minimum qualifications are required as per Solaris Cancer Care’s guidelines.

Fundraising

Solaris Cancer Care is a not for profit organisation and does not currently receive ongoing government funding.
We need people who would be willing to create and run community events autonomously under our branding, but with our support. We always need people to source a range of diverse items to auction at our events and raffle.
Other fundraising opportunities include:

  • Donation tins
  • Regular contracted fundraisers in managed shopping centres and outlets

Events

We have a wide range of events throughout the year and these important and fun opportunities allow volunteers to make a significant contribution and to be a part of something that makes a real difference.

Red Sky Ride: A group of riders will cycle a four-day endurance ride like no other, through the picturesque regional South West of WA, raising funds to support cancer patients and their families. We need volunteers who have skills and interests in the following areas: ride coach, ride leaders, general duties, masseuses/physiotherapists, photographer, first-aid officer, bike mechanic, drivers, social media support.

Spin for Cancer: A 24-hour spin bike fundraising event that offers a great team building opportunity where everyone can participate. To support this event and deliver a wonderful experience to our intrepid spinners, we need volunteers who have skills and interests in the following areas: massage therapists/physiotherapists, reflexologists, general duties, photographer, social media support.

Golf Day: Volunteering for the Red Sky Golf Day can be done on an individual basis or as a team building corporate exercise. There are so many opportunities to make a difference as a volunteer and to share your passion for golf and the cause we support. Volunteering opportunities: general, golf professional, hot shots.

Gardening & Maintenance

SCGH – Duties involve basic weeding, tidying, and maintenance of the decking.

South West – General gardening duties.

Cottesloe – Basic gardening duties.

Opportunity Shop

Assist our Cottesloe team with the smooth running of our vibrant op shop. You’ll have the opportunity to display merchandise and contribute to the process of sorting and selling high quality pre-loved goods.

Your support will give hope for cancer patients at a time when it is needed most.

Your donations are most appreciated.