Volunteer to share your story
Stephanie Powell, breast cancer survivor
Sharing your story can help to raise cancer awareness, inform people about our services, appeal for volunteers, and bring reassurance to cancer patients and their families.
We need media volunteers to help get our message out there.
There are a number of ways in which you might have a story to share with the media in order to help others.
Sharing your cancer story
We understand that as a cancer survivor or the family member of a cancer patient, you’ve made a difficult journey. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. Sharing your story with others may help the healing process.
A major part of our work at the Irish Cancer Society is to educate people on cancer prevention, risk factors for developing cancer, signs and symptoms of cancer and the importance of early detection. Hearing from people who have been through a cancer journey will help us to do that.
Sharing your fundraising story
Another part of our work is to raise money to support our free, nationwide cancer information and support services.
If you have organised a fundraising event for us or taken part in one of our campaigns like Daffodil Day or Relay For Life we would really appreciate if you could tell us what it was like for you and what made you get involved.
Hearing about the experiences of others can motivate, inform and inspire others to get involved.
Sharing your experience of using Irish Cancer Society services
Have you used our Cancer Nurseline, our Volunteer Driver Service, visited one of our Daffodil Centres, had the assistance of a Night Nurse for a family member or used some of our financial assistance funds?
If so, we would love to hear from you. We are always trying to publicise our services so people can find the support they need when they need it. Hearing about the experiences of others can encourage them to get in touch and find the support they need.
What's involved in being a media volunteer
After you express an interest in becoming a media volunteer, we would discuss with you how best to share your story, getting your permission before publishing or broadcasting.
The usual media options are:
- National or local newspaper or magazine.
- Our website, social media or an Irish Cancer Society publication.
- Radio or television (this requires a further interview).
What's involved in being an Irish Cancer Society media volunteer?
If you agree to become a media volunteer a journalist would:
- Call you.
- Conduct a phone interview.
- Possibly send a photographer to take a picture of you.
How to apply
If you’re interested in becoming a media volunteer, please fill out this media volunteer form and a member of our Communications team will contact you.