Become a community representative
We need volunteers from across the UK who are passionate about raising awareness and improving survival for pancreatic cancer to support us in our work at a regional level.
Raising the profile of pancreatic cancer within your local area is an fantastic way to help and we really appreciate all the support you can give.
Representing Pancreatic Cancer Action when talking to community organisations, schools and local businesses, you will become an ambassador for the charity supporting our fundraising efforts and helping to spread our awareness messages about the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer in your region.
We will support you with awareness and fundraising materials and practical advice and get you together from time to time so you can meet each other and swap ideas.
Some of the roles Community Representatives may take on:
(and you may have suggestions of your own)
- Seek out awareness raising and fundraising opportunities locally to you
- Research ‘Charity of the Year’ opportunities in your local area. Most businesses, schools, churches and community groups adopt a Charity of the Year.
- Arrange to give talks in your community about pancreatic cancer to organisations such as Rotary Club, Round Table, Ladies Circle, The W.I., Lions Club etc; schools and at businesses.
- Promote PCA Awareness Campaigns during Awareness Month (November)
- Set up Awareness Stands in hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets or in local business foyers
- Lobby your local MP on issues to do with pancreatic cancer funding and services
- Support PCA organised events that are local to you
- Co-ordinate local collections in High Streets, shops or offices
- Recruit local supporters and volunteers
- Set up a fundraising group of family, friends or colleagues to organise fundraising events
- Encourage local businesses to adopt PCA as their chosen charity to support
- Generate pancreatic cancer stories for the local papers from your fundraising activities or by sharing your story
- Hand out leaflets to GP surgeries or anywhere else you feel will benefit from them
- Comment on new PCA publications for patients
What skills are needed?
The most important qualification we need is that you have direct experience of pancreatic cancer either as a patient or as a relative or friend of someone who has had pancreatic cancer and that you are passionate about improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in order to save lives.
We also need you to have a good knowledge of your local area, that you can communicate well and use your initiative.
For those who intend to help us with pancreatic cancer talks, you will need to feel confident about speaking in front of an audience.
How much time is needed?
As much or as little as you can give – we value any time you can donate to us.
Will I be able to volunteer/work for other organisations?
Absolutely. We will never restrict you from working with other charities and organisations including other charities that focus on pancreatic cancer.
How do I apply to be a PCA Regional Representative?
In the first instance, please drop us an email: [email protected] or give us a call on 0303 040 1770 during office hours.