Be A BCF Volunteer
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller
In order to carry out our many programmes and services, BCF relies a great deal
on volunteers who willingly give their time and experience. We welcome volunteers
from all backgrounds íV breast cancer survivors, husbands/family members, carers,
medical professionals, students, members of the public etc.
For a breast cancer survivor
Hospital Visit Volunteer Counsellor
Conduct visits to breast cancer patients in hospital following surgery and
follow up by telephone during treatment. Must be available for daytime visits
during weekdays. Training is provided.
For a breast cancer patient/survivor, spouse, family member or friend.
Telephone Volunteer Counsellor
Provide information and support to individuals via telephone, based on
your personal experience with breast cancer. Training is provided.
Share your experience with breast cancer during BCF Breast Cancer Awareness
Talks. Talks are presented to corporations, schools, community clubs,
religious groups upon request.
Share your experience with breast cancer for media stories. Be interviewed
for magazines, television, newspaper etc. (photos/filming may be requested
but is not required for all stories).
For anyone regardless of whether they have been through breast cancer or not
Answer telephone enquiries about breast screening, breast cancer, BCF services
etc. from the general public. Must be available for one 4-hour shift per week
(9:00am - 1:00pm or 1:00pm - 5:00pm) at BCF premises. Training is provided.
Volunteer Translator / Proof Reader
Translate documents from English to Mandarin, Malay or Tamil and vice versa,
or proof read documents in Mandarin, Malay or Tamil to detect errors.
Man a BCF booth/table at exhibitions, public forums, fairs etc. Distribute
BCF materials and answer general questions about breast cancer, and teach
members of the public how to do breast self-examination. Training will be
provided if required.
Ad Hoc Volunteer
Assist BCF with various administrative and one-time activities such as
folding flyers, stamping envelopes, data entry, packing goodie bags,
fundraising, delivering/collecting items, soliciting prizes, telephone
BCF requires qualified individuals to conduct talks on breast
cancer and healthy lifestyle related issues at public forums,
counselling courses, BCF Coffee Mornings, support group meetings
etc. Talks can be conducted in either English or Mandarin. Topics
of interest are visualization/meditation for managing illness;
complementary & alternative medicine; organic foods; Lymphoedema;
chemotherapy; radiotherapy; hormonal therapy; reconstructive surgery;
relationship between gynaecological cancers and breast cancer;
effective communication with healthcare professionals; menopause;
depression related to serious illness. Speakers must not promote or
sell products or services through their talk.
If you are willing to share your expertise in any of these areas,
please contact BCF.
Instructors for BCF Healing Through the Arts Programme
The BCF Healing Through The Arts Programme provides breast cancer
patients/survivors with an opportunity to help themselves in their
short and long-term recovery. Classes in Latin Line Dance, Yoga,
Massage and Drama are held weekly. In order to further expand this
programme, BCF would like to offer a weekly class in the following areas:
Art Therapy (daytime or evening).
Aerobics / Exercise class (daytime or evening)
Singing (daytime or evening) íV to be part of a BCF choir for breast
cancer survivors and supporters
If you would like to help breast cancer survivors on their road to recovery,
and can teach art therapy or aerobics/exercise or basic singing techniques
and songs in English and lead a group during performances, please contact BCF.
If you would like to become a BCF Volunteer, please complete and return the BCF
Volunteer Application Form. Ensure that you read the full
position descriptions and minimum requirements carefully. If you feel you can
help BCF in other ways, please contact BCF’s Support & Volunteer Programme
Department describing what you wish to do, and your qualifications.