Volunteering in the community
There are so many ways to get involved, from cheering on a marathon runner to volunteering in our office.
Whether it’s minutes, months, hours or days, the time you give really does matter. Scroll down to see some specific ways you could help us in the next five months.
Our brilliant volunteers make a real difference. Take a look at some of their stories here and find out more about their experiences and the many ways they support us.
One way of getting involved is to to volunteer as a workplace speaker. We train people so they can go out and speak at offices or elsewhere in the community, sharing their experience and raising awareness of bowel cancer symptoms and general information about the disease.
Community Awareness Talks
Employers are increasingly recognising the part they can play in promoting health and well-being amongst their staff and the workplace offers an opportunity to reach employees who may not otherwise seek and find potentially lifesaving information about bowel cancer.
Beating Bowel Cancer offers Community Awareness Talks that provide vital information through a service that is available to organisations across the country.
The talks provide important facts on the prevalence of bowel cancer, the symptoms and preventative measure people can take to reduce their risk. Each presentation is delivered by one of our trained volunteers with direct or indirect personal experience and whose personal story brings to life the importance of knowing and recognising the symptoms of bowel cancer.
The presentation, including a short video, lasts no longer than 30 minutes and can be arranged to suit all work practices.
After the talk we also provide employees with written information outlining the key facts. To find out more about volunteering as a speaker, or to book a talk at your workplace or community organisation contact our community team.
We are always looking for people to support us with local collections, host awareness stands or be part of our cheering stations at our events.
Please contact us if you can help.