With the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the following in-person activities are suspended. However, we are always looking for volunteers to help us with our programs of support and awareness. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer with our support group? Call us at (416) 932-8820 if you interested in helping others doing one or more of the following:
Peer Support Meetings: We need help with the refreshments. Also, simply attending the meetings and sharing your stories and information is an important form of volunteering, which we recognize with invitations to volunteer functions.
Hospital clinics: Speak to newly-diagnosed men, and men who have already had their treatment, before and after they see their doctors (at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Odette Cancer Centre (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), or the Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre on the Branson site of North York General Hospital.)
Hospital visits: if you’ve had a radical prostatectomy (RP), visit other men who have just undergone the same surgery at Toronto General Hospital or Sunnybrook Hospital.
Support Line: Become a resource to talk to men and their families about the prostate cancer journey. We maintain lists of experiences so that the most appropriate person can return calls.
Speakers Bureau: Join our group of speakers who go out and talk to business groups, service clubs, and religious organizations about the importance of being screened for prostate cancer as well as the work of our support group.
For all of the above, some training may be required, which we provide and/or arrange for with the hospitals.
Serve on a Subcommittee: Sometimes the board will ask non-board members to serve briefly on special committees.
Special Events: We need people to help organise or simply help out at various events throughout the year.
Awareness Nights: we can always use more help to set up our refreshments for our break.
Do you have services which you can donate? For example, we could use someone in the printing industry who would be interested in donating his printing services for our flyers and newsletters. We would advertise that “printing donated by . . . . .”
Please contact us to learn more.