The Only Arms That Can Reach Everywhere Are Those Of The Community!
Every day we get loads of phone calls, sms texts, Facebook inbox messages and e-mails from individuals who want to know how they can help us to help our Little Fighters and their families. The willingness of individuals to give of their time and talents for the benefit of our organisation, and the work we do, is incredible.
Please note the following if you are considering becoming an LFCT Volunteer:
Our Definition of a VOLUNTEER
An individual that actively takes on a task, utilising his/her talents and abilities to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteering is a personal choice; often a decision fueled by a personal connection to a specific cause, and does not require recognition, or financial reward.
Our Definition of a CONTRIBUTION
Any result of selfless giving to the best of one’s personal capacity. There is no such thing as a SMALL contribution. A contribution made from the Heart is never small.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is thankful for the amazing amount of public inquiries into a Volunteer Program.
We offer individualised and practical Support to Children with Cancer and their Families across South Africa. We do so with a permanent staff of four people, and some incredible Volunteer Representatives in the various provinces who implement hospital-based projects and Family Support, when we are unable to be there ourselves.
Our Representatives have all been involved with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust in some way, for some period of time. Many are mothers of children who fought cancer, or even young adults, who are childhood cancer survivors. We are honoured that families who have first-hand experience of childhood cancer and its effects choose to be involved with the Little Fighters cancer trust as their charity of choice. It strengthens our belief that what we do, and the way in which we do it, is RIGHT.
Should you choose to become a Little Fighters Cancer Trust Volunteer, you will work closely with our Representative closest to where you live.
We work very hard to maintain good relationships with all the Paediatric Oncology Hospital Wards in which we are active. While it would be most people’s dream to spend one-on-one time with the children in the hospital wards, this is not always practical or possible, as there is a limit to the amount of activity which can take place in hospital wards, and the amount of people we can take into the ward when doing an outreach.
Children under treatment for cancer have extremely low immune systems; the more contact they have with other individuals, the higher the risk of infection. If one child in an oncology ward develops an infection it could spread to the entire ward, lengthening the hospital stay, emotional and physical trauma, and negatively impacting on the child’s well-being.
Inclusion in hospital based projects is therefore extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed.
We do, however offer the following volunteer opportunities for those wanting to give back:
Fundraising is an integral part of keeping the Little Fighters Cancer Trust going.There as about as many ideas out there as there are willing volunteers! Read more to see just some of the ways in which you can fundraise for Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Everyone knows someone who knows someone…that is just how life works. Read more to see just some of the ways in which you can network for Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Services Volunteers are required to donate of their time and talents. This includes Operational Services provided to LFCT, Direct Family Assistance & Hospital Ward Services. Read more to see just some of the ways in which you can put your talents and time to good use for Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Project Volunteers collect what we need in product, according to the specific lists provided. Read more to see just some of the ways in which you can become a Project Volunteer for Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Childhood Cancer Awareness Volunteers will raise awareness about Childhood Cancer, dispel the many myths that surround it and create awareness around the Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. Read more to see just some of the ways in which you can spread awareness about Childhood Cancer.
Special Events Volunteers will step in and be our hands in helping with organising special events like Birthday Parties, Mother’s Day events etc. Read more to see just some of the ways in which you can organise special events for Little Fighters Cancer Trust