Volunteers are the lifeline of Komen North Central Alabama. By assisting with outreach, education, office-based projects and special events such as the Race for the Cure®, volunteers significantly contribute to the Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Are you a leader, a thinker or a doer? Use your talents in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever! We need you now more than ever. Volunteers provide countless hours contributing their skills to further the Susan G. Komen® promise. We work with any availability because every minute you spend helping gives another minute of hope to those affected by breast cancer.
Community Outreach Representative
Volunteers are needed to assist with Komen North Central Alabama community outreach and breast health education activities throughout our 38 county service area. Activities include breast cancer awareness events, community health fairs, speaking engagements, and Race for the Cure promotional activities. Volunteers must be aged 18 and older and must possess excellent communication skills, be outgoing and love interacting with people. Spanish-speaking volunteers are encouraged to get involved! Outreach activities occur 7 days a week and there are opportunities for day and evening involvement. Orientation and training regarding Komen’s breast health messaging will be provided to all outreach volunteers at our quarterly orientation workshops.
Volunteer Orientation Workshop Schedule
Saturday, August 26th ~ 10:00am-11:30am
(Go to our Calendar of Events to register for the workshop)
Throughout the year we accept applications from individuals interested in joining one of our Komen North Central Alabama committees, which include the Race for the Cure Steering Committee, Survivorship Committee, Circle of Promise Committee and Volunteers Committee. Board members are also recruited on an on-going basis. There are different recruitment and induction processes in place for the various committees. In all cases applicants are interviewed to assess whether they possess the skills, experience and knowledge required for the volunteer committee position they are applying for.
Volunteers are needed to assist at Komen North Central Alabama events and 3rd party events (coordinated by other groups on our behalf) which take place throughout the year. Volunteers must possess excellent communication skills and enjoy interacting with others. Volunteers must be aged 18 and over unless accompanied by a volunteering parent/guardian. In some instances, volunteers will need to be aged 21 where there is alcohol served. Major Komen events include the annual Race for the Cure and Chefs for the Cure. Volunteers are invited to orientation sessions and training is provided based upon the event and volunteer opportunity.
Upcoming Event Volunteer Opportunities
Reception and Office Assistance Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to assist in the Komen North Central Alabama office throughout the year but especially during Race season. Duties include answering the telephone, greeting guests at reception and assisting with basic office tasks including database maintenance. Volunteers may assist in the Affiliate office at any time between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Volunteers must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone. Volunteers must also be able to use basic Microsoft office programs including Word, Outlook and Excel and be able to navigate the internet. Training will be provided in database entry.
Every January-February, we conduct grant reviews for our community grant programs. We recruit people with the appropriate skills, experience and/or knowledge to serve on the Grant Review Committee to assist with identifying breast health projects that are impactful and fill gaps in the breast health continuum of care in our service area. An orientation and training is provided, and the process is conducted over a month-long period. Interested individuals will be reviewed by the Affiliate’s staff to ensure a balanced and well-rounded review panel that possess diverse experiences and skills required for this volunteer position. Applicants must be aged 21 years or older, strong critical and analytical thinkers and have a willingness to be fair and objective. Grant Reviewers are required to volunteer their time on weeknights and weekends during the review period.
If you are interested in becoming a year-round Komen North Central Alabama volunteer, please click here to complete your volunteer application online and check our Calendar of Events for upcoming volunteer orientation workshops. **PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOT THE RACE FOR THE CURE VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM**
Please feel free to contact Deanna Fowler | Outreach and Grants Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | 205.263.1700 if you have any questions or require any additional information about volunteering with Komen North Central Alabama.