Volunteers make a difference at the Cancer Assistance Program and in the lives of patients going through the crisis of cancer. Helping hands are needed in the area of planning for special events, driving patients to and from medical appointments, office work and equipment maintenance. CAP offers flexible hours and on-call opportunities. Come for a visit, a chat at CAP house. A warm welcome awaits any volunteer. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to learn and to offer valuable talents to help others. CAP appreciates and thanks its volunteers for all their efforts.
The Junior Board of Hope is a group of fifteen teens from the public and separate school systems. The Junior Board meets the second Tuesday, of each school month at 4:15 p.m. at CAP house. These young adults assist at CAP’s fundraising events. As well, they raise and spend their own funds in accordance to their mandate. Being a working member of this Board aids students in fulfilling the mandatory Ontario forty hours of volunteer work needed to graduate from secondary school.
CAP’s events, coupled with the Junior Board’s responsibilities, allow these teenagers to gain experience in working with others of all ages, to grow in their interpersonal relationships, to plan and to execute events, to conduct meetings and to make new friends.
CAP’s Junior Board is always looking for members because, after four years, most leave for post-secondary education or employment. It is CAP’s hope that, one day, they will return to the volunteer team and provide the leadership needed to help CAP to grow in community service.
Finally, CAP offers the Don Muir Award of $500 to a deserving Junior Board member. The criteria for this award, which is named after CAP’s founder, are that the recipient must have been a working member of the Junior Board’s Executive for at least two years, be going on to post-secondary education and be a dedicated volunteer either in school and/or in the community.