Volunteering

As a small charity made up of just two people, we are highly reliant on the help of volunteers.

Our volunteers allow us to help spread the word about what our charity offers, take part in events and organise small ones of our own, and of course raise those all-important funds to ensure we can continue to provide support to the women and men of Worcestershire for their breast care needs. We often need help manning our Charity Stand and collection buckets either up at the Hospital or at different venues around the County in addition to help and support at various events.

If you would be interested in helping to support us as a Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven volunteer, we’d ask if you could please get in touch with us either by calling the office number (01905 733 786) or emailing alexandra.craigie@nhs.net

We’ve included below thoughts from some of our current volunteers on working with Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven:

Chris & Alan Neal

“As we have gone through the trauma of being a survivor of cancer and having very good friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer we really wanted to donate some of our time to helping others. When we saw a request for volunteers we realised we were in a position to help
Not only do have the opportunity to meet new people but we are also helping to raise funds for such a caring charity.”

Helen Gagen

“Volunteering for Worcester Breast Unit Haven is rewarding in many ways. Not only do you help to raise funds for a really worthy cause but you also get to meet some amazing people. I have volunteered at several events now and also held my own online raffle. If you are looking for a charity to help raise funds for, WBUH are a great choice!”

Corinna Parsons

“The Breast Unit opened half way through my own treatment, and the difference it made to my whole experience was immeasurable. I count myself very lucky to have access to this facility, and so it’s important to me to be able to offer a helping hand to keep it up and running, which is the main reason I love to volunteer.
I’ve loved helping out on WBU stalls at local events; I’ve met some wonderful people at the stalls and even sold some of my own homemade buns! Volunteering for the Unit is one way I feel I can make a difference and give back to those who have given me so much over the past two years. It also reminds me how lucky I am. I feel like I’m helping to make a difference and that means a great deal.
With two young children I can’t always give the time I’d like to, so I do make sure I follow the Unit on twitter, facebook etc, and share news of events and updates via different social media channels. That’s just one small way I feel like I’m doing my bit!”