Update from Volunteer Unit Manager, Emma White
I am excited to let you know that we have recently extended the online learning opportunities available to Cancer Council NSW volunteers.
We’ve listened to your feedback from the volunteer engagement survey and now have two online learning platforms, Moodle and Lynda.com, to deliver flexible and relevant training opportunities.
In July this year, we launched Moodle to host courses developed specifically for Cancer Council NSW. Our first essential course, Volunteer Expectations, is a 20 minute refresher course about Cancer Council NSW’s code of conduct, workplace health and safety, bullying and harassment, fraud awareness, equal employment opportunity and privacy.
Over the past few months, Cancer Council NSW has also been undergoing an IT upgrade, transitioning our computer systems to Office 365. Lynda.com has been introduced to initially support office-based volunteers and employees with training on the new features of Office 365. But, Lynda.com offers many other optional learning opportunities that you may also be interested in.
Read more about Moodle and Lynda.com here.
Daffodil Day 2015
On Daffodil Day every item sold and every donation goes towards helping those affected by cancer. THANK YOU for helping make this possible on Friday 28 August.
The funds from the day are still coming in; however the day went extremely well with merchandise and fresh daffodils selling out at a number of sites.
We received great media coverage during the month of July and August and a lot of support from local communities showing they care about beating cancer!
For those of you who have Instagram you can search #showyoucare and #daffodilday to view photos from the day.
Does someone you know want to volunteer?
Someone you know wants to volunteer with Cancer Council NSW, but they live quite far away from you.
Direct them to this page on our website so that they can choose their closest Cancer Council NSW office and begin their volunteering adventure with us.
Cancer information page updated
In the news
Click on the links below from recent news stories concerning cancer to read the full content.
Julia Baird, host of ABC’s The Drum writes about her recent cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Australian-first program aims to eliminate childhood cancer deaths.
Read about a nicotine-eating bacteria, which could help people to quit cigarettes.
E-cigarette sales banned to NSW minors.
Include a charity week
Your bequest is more than a gift, it’s hope for the future.
Including a bequest to Cancer Council NSW in your will is not an alternative to looking after your loved ones, it’s a part of it.
You will be helping to fund vital research that will bring us closer to beating cancer.
Find out more about bequests and how to leave a gift in your will here.
Include a charity week is Monday 7 September to Sunday 13 September.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival takes you on Australia’s most scenic course, with multiple events to suit your pace!
Are you ready to take on the full 42.2km marathon, or is a 3.5km Family Fun Run more suited for you?
At Blackmores there is something to do for everyone! Soak up the amazing atmosphere and gather your family and friends for the running festival of the year.
When: Sunday 20 September
More info here: Sydney Running Festival
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