About Oesophageal Cancer Fund
The Oesophageal Cancer Fund runs its national fundraising and awareness Campaign Lollipop Day at the end of February each year to highlight the symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer in Ireland. The ‘Lollipop’ emblem used on Lollipop Day signifies the relationship between a difficulty in swallowing and oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day itself is dependent on thousands of volunteers collecting out on the streets all around the country.
The Oesophageal Cancer Fund was set up in 2001 and is a small registered charity raising awareness and funds for research and has become the national voice for oesophageal cancer in Ireland.
If you have two hours to spare to volunteer your time we would love to hear from you, as we need your help on Lollipop Day 2020 which falls across Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February.
We chose the lollipop as our charity’s symbol because we want to raise awareness and educate the public that difficulty swallowing is one of the key symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer.
We simply cannot make the difference we do, without our immensely successful nationwide annual fundraising days, known as Lollipop Day. Every Springtime, we take to the nations’ streets with our enthusiastic army of volunteers -of all ages- generously offering their time and energy helping us bring the good fight to a bad cancer.
What's required for this position
Across 48 hours, a hot-pink phenomenon occurs, an outpouring of goodwill, sharing, fun and commitment as our team work tirelessly selling €3 lollipops.
Our volunteers inform about the symptoms, while they raise much-needed funds, provide a friendly face and sweet treat to members of the public.
- Event management/ Fundraising
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Once Off
Hours required: 2hrs Once off
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Volunteers will be based at shop in their local community. We receive permission to sell nationwide at stores such as Dunnes Stores, Aldi, Tesco and most local Supervalu stores
Other location details:
Our Local volunteer co-ordinator will contact you prior to Lollipop Day and give you the exact location for the day.
Also available in these counties
Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin - City, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Dublin
Screening details for this role:
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Meeting up with others in your community to help us take a step closer to making to ensuring that anyone with affected by oesosphageal cancer has ready access to all the support, treatment and care they could ever need.