October 20, 2012 is Canada Safeway’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The Awareness Day will take place in over 220 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario. On this weekend, Canada Safeway employees and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation volunteers will show their commitment to the cause.
Since 2001, Canada Safeway has been a valued philanthropic partner of the CBCF and to date has contributed over $10 million across Canada through their extraordinary in-store fundraising efforts. As a result they have helped fund critical breast cancer research, treatment, early diagnosis and detection, and awareness programs. Canada Safeway inspires their employees to be philanthropists by dedicating an employee from each store to be the Team Captain of the fundraising campaign who works together with the staff to fundraise. In addition, Canada Safeway provides a nationwide awareness day (October 20, 2012) to educate customers about breast health.
Saturday October 20, 2012, 10am-1pm (2 volunteers)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 1pm-4pm (2 volunteers)
Safeway stores across western Canada
Free parking is available in the Safeway parking lot
This is an indoor activity
Greet customers and hand out grocery list note pads (note pads have breast health information printed on the back), pink ribbons and breast health pamphlets
We have been advised by Canada Safeway that some of the stores have been planning additional activities in store that day to help raise funds and awareness for the CBCF. You may be asked by the store manager or charity captain to help assist with these activities as well.
Skills and Qualifications:
No past experience required
Up-to-date Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation volunteer application
Stand for long periods of time
Work independently (minimal supervision)
Enjoy working with the public, outgoing, engaging and approachable
Volunteers 14 years and older welcome (Youth 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Great opportunity for:
o Youth groups (with at least one adult)
o Dragon Boat teams
o Community groups
Perks & Benefits:
Meet new people and socialize
Inspire others to get involved with the Foundation
Do your part to help create a future without breast cancer
A “Lunch-On-us” coupon will be provided by Safeway during your volunteer shift
Sign Up to Volunteer
Visit www.cbcf.org/prairies – click on “Get Involved”, “Volunteer”, “Current Volunteer Positions”, click on the link for your geographic area and then the Sign Up button. If you are coordinating a group please contact email@example.com.