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Volunteers for Lollipop Day, the National Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Campaign

Oesophageal Cancer Fund

About Oesophageal Cancer Fund

The Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is the national charity for Oesophageal Cancer in Ireland, focused on bringing the good fight to a bad cancer. We are passionately committed to improving experiences and outcomes for those affected by Oesophageal Cancer and aim to do so by providing dedicated support, raising awareness and engaging in research to advance early detection, prevention and successful treatments for Oesophageal Cancer.

What's Involved

If you have two hours to spare to volunteer your time we would love to hear from you, as we need your help on Lollipop Day 2020 which falls across Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February. We chose the lollipop as our charity’s symbol because we want to raise awareness and educate the public that difficulty swallowing is one of the key symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer. We simply cannot make the difference we do, without our immensely successful nationwide annual fundraising days, known as Lollipop Day. Every Springtime, we take to the nations’ streets with our enthusiastic army of volunteers -of all ages- generously offering their time and energy helping us bring the good fight to a bad cancer.

What's required for this position

Across 48 hours, a hot-pink phenomenon occurs, an outpouring of goodwill, sharing, fun and commitment as our team work tirelessly selling €3 lollipops. Our volunteers inform about the symptoms, while they raise much-needed funds, provide a friendly face and sweet treat to members of the public.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 2hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Volunteers will be based at shop in their local community. We receive permission to sell nationwide at stores such as Dunnes Stores, Aldi, Tesco and most local Supervalu stores

Other location details:
Our Local volunteer co-ordinator will contact you prior to Lollipop Day and give you the exact location for the day.

Also available in these counties
Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Dublin - City, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County, Kerry, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Monaghan, Sligo, Dublin

Screening details for this role:

  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Meeting up with others in your community to help us take a step closer to making to ensuring that anyone with affected by oesosphageal cancer has ready access to all the support, treatment and care they could ever need.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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