Become a volunteer and get informed on upcoming activities via e-mails or postal mails
To all interested volunteers, MAKNA will conduct an induction programme where all new volunteers will be acquainted with MAKNA and the many areas they can get involved with. Remember, identifying which areas that suits you is the first step in your walk towards achieving excellence as a volunteer. Your interest coupled with what you can bring to the table will help you attain your goal in your chosen areas to volunteer.
From charity runs to football matches, and from concerts to car washes, MAKNA is always in need of volunteers for such events. (Volunteers will be informed of upcoming activities via e-mails or postal mails).
Part of being a volunteer is gaining the exposure to Home and Hospital visits. During these visits, you receive hands-on experience engaging and helping cancer patients and their families.
Cancer Awareness and Education
Your assistance towards organising MAKNA’s cancer awareness campaigns will certainly be most welcome. Part of your duties will involve managing exhibitions, attending to visitors, and distributing informative materials.
Recreational activities are organised for cancer patients and survivors to enjoy, relax and refresh themselves outside of the home environment. As a volunteer you will get to “be buddies” with a child who becomes your “best buddy of the day.”
Arts and Craft
Volunteers and cancer survivors also get involved in activities such as line dancing, patch work, making hair clips, making baskets, making aprons and many other interesting activities. This builds rapport and relationships among all those involved in the projects.
Your assistance can also be valuable to us at our office. We are always on the look-out for volunteers to help with tasks such as updating database, issuing tax exemption receipts, compiling articles related to cancer, filing, mailing, etc.
Cancer Support Group
This group is made up of cancer survivors who share their experiences with newly diagnosed cancer patients and help the latter cope with cancer. Families who are distraught can find comfort in joining this support group. The support of the health care team, support groups, and patient-to-patient networks can help cancer patients feel less isolated and improve the quality of their lives.
Basic Nursing Care I and II
The BNC modules are divided into two sessions and designed to expose volunteers to areas of personal hygiene and ways to handle and provide care to patients. This aspect includes training volunteers on the proper way to handle bedridden patients, and the recommended behaviour when visiting patients.