Thank you for visiting this page to find out more about volunteering for Keeping Abreast. We are, primarily, a voluntary organisation with limited resources; we recognise that volunteers are at the heart of everything we do and are vital to supporting the aims of the charity. The contributions made by volunteers are invaluable; many volunteers have expertise that adds huge value to our work.
What Do Our Volunteers Do?
Our volunteers take on a range of roles within the charity. These include being a:
- Committee Member
- Support Group volunteer
- Reconstruction model
- Event supporter
- Patient Point of Contact (PPOC)
Our Trustees manage the charity, but it is our volunteers in local areas that hold committee meetings, organise events and fundraise, and communicate with local members. Some are prepared to share their own experiences with others who are about to face similar challenges.
How Do We Recruit Volunteers?
In line with best practice, volunteers are recruited formally by following our volunteer recruitment process. We aim to safeguard both our volunteers and the people they work with. This includes completing an application form including references and, if applicable, a DBS check. Potential volunteers will be invited to an informal discussion about their interests and the scope for volunteering. If we are not able to offer a volunteer a role within the charity, we will write to the volunteer and explain why.
Get in touch
If you are keen to join our team and help support women considering or undergoing breast reconstruction following a diagnosis of breast cancer or discovery of a breast cancer gene please get in touch by Our fundraising events.