Our volunteers are the heart and soul of ESCA CancerSupport. Many are either cancer survivors or have been caregivers so they can truly understand the cancer journey. Join our team and make a difference!

Nicola

Nicola

Our fearless leader!

Our volunteers are here to:

  • support clients and their loved ones through the challenges that a cancer diagnosis brings
  • offer a welcoming drop-in centre to anyone needing a chat, cup of tea or information
  • increase awareness by running information stands, giving talks and representing ESCA CS at various community events
  • host the annual Paddle for CancerSupport Dragonboat Festival on Lac de Joux
  • participate in and help organise other fundraising events
I am in awe of the camaraderie, the passionate willingness to help anytime anywhere, the belief in what we are able to achieve together…
all indications of a healthy organization. I am very grateful to be part of this family.” 

Marketing & Communications (MarCom)

MarCom volunteers help with branding, publicity, advertising, updating our website, social media, putting together our monthly newsletter and annual report, helping with awareness events and fundraisers.

 “I have received so much more than I have given by volunteering at ESCA CS .
Empathising with and helping those affected by cancer (which I went through myself) gives meaning to my life.”

Awareness

Volunteers represent ESCA CS at information stands at hospitals, international organisations, schools and more.  They participate in regional walks and runs such as the Terry Fox Walk, the Escalade and the Ligue Genevoise Marche contre le cancer.

Fundraising

Our main fundraiser and awareness event is the annual Paddle for CancerSupport Dragonboat Festival. It relies on volunteers, often with their friends and family, for a smooth and safe running of the day’s activities on water and land.

Volunteers help with other smaller fundraisers, such as golf tournaments or themed dinners as well as grant writing.

“Being an ESCA CS volunteer makes me feel very proud and it is a pleasure to spend time with such inspiring, supportive and positive people” 

Drop-in Centre

Our Drop-in Centre volunteers welcome visitors, answer the phone, and provide administrative support. They look after the 300-volume dedicated lending library and keep our full set of Macmillan Cancer Support brochures (from the UK) up to date. Volunteers also maintain our lists of community resources.

Administration

Volunteers help with membership, database management, finances and accounting system, IT, collating of statistics and report writing and ad hoc administrative tasks.

Fill in the volunteer form BELOW and join ESCA CancerSupport’s volunteer team!