Introduction to Volunteering

Want to use your time and talent to help Cancer Council NSW?

Then join our team as a volunteer!

We engage volunteers as partners because of their passion,  enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and experience. Volunteers work within our community and assist us by raising public awareness of cancer issues and challenge others to respond by giving time, skills, goods or money. Above all volunteers allow us to address more issues within our communities than might otherwise be possible.

Volunteers change the world! Their time and commitment is valuable to our work.

People from all walks of life volunteer with us and they volunteer for a variety of reasons.  Students and young people volunteer to gain  work experience and skills  to help them gain employment.  Other people volunteer after they have had a break from the job market and are looking to build up fresh experience.     There  are many who are still in the  paid workforce who bring  a wealth of skill, knowledge and experience with them.    Some  volunteers are retirees looking to put their experience and  time to good use.

Volunteering can be a lot of fun and is a great way to meet  new people.

Cancer Council NSW has a range of volunteer roles requiring different amounts of time,  from an afternoon a week, one-off events or student internships / placements.

We have a range of short and long-term roles, projects and activities that can match  your skills, interests and availability.

Support the work of our offices

Each region has a variety of roles for volunteers to enhance the work of Cancer Council NSW, including help with  promotional materials, assisting with mail-outs, data entry, general clerical activities and customer service.

Help on one of  our major events

Use your talents and enthusiasm to volunteer  on one of our community events such as Daffodil Day,  Relay For Life or Pink Ribbon Day. There are a number of ways to volunteer, either near to where you live or where you work. Read more

Provide specific skills and expertise  

Volunteers gain great satisfaction from putting their existing experience or professional skills to good use by donating their talents to our cause. From time to time people come forward willing to offer their professional skills or expertise to our cause. In the past we have benefited from the help of web designers, lawyers, journalists, business analysts, nutritionists, video producers, accountants and auctioneers to name but a few examples.

Corporate  volunteering for teams and individuals

One-off or project volunteering opportunities for corporate teams and individuals to volunteer for half or full-day projects. Read more

Provide peer support

‘Cancer Council Connect’ is our one-to-one support program. Cancer survivors who have completed treatment at least two years ago are invited to provide practical and emotional support to women and men newly diagnosed with similar types of cancers.    Read more

Health campaign support and advocacy

Health Campaign Support involves evening/weekend roles in the community distributing literature to increase awareness in the community. Locations include shopping centres, local community events and entertainment venues.    Read more

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Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630

Android and PC

You can also download and open eBooks on Android devices and PCs with appropriate apps or software installed. Suitable eReader apps for Android include Google Play Books, FBReader and Moon+ Reader. Suitable software for PCs include Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions.