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Volunteers for Lollipop Day

Oesophageal Cancer Fund

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.

What's Involved

We need help to raise awareness of the symptoms of oesophageal cancer in your local community and are looking for your help to do this.

So if you have some free time on Lollipop Day Friday 1st or Saturday 2nd March 2019 we would love to hear from you. You will be part of a team selling lollipops and providing information on oesophageal cancer at one of your local stores.

What's required for this position

All you need is to be yourself, bring a big smile and a friendly attitude goes a long way.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 1hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Volunteers will based at a shop or strategic location in their local area. We have permission to sell nationwide at Dunnes Stores, Tesco and Aldi. In addition we have permission to sell to some local Supervalu's and other stores.

Other location details:
Nationwide - across Ireland

Also available in these counties
Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Helping us take a step closer to making oesophageal cancer a treatable illness and know that a family in your community could have a more positive outcome as a result of the time that you have volunteered on Lollipop Day.

Getting there

Our local volunteer area co-ordinator will contact you prior to the day and give the exact location for the day.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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