CanTeen programs run for 3-5 days and provide our Members with the opportunity to meet other young people going through a similar experience, receive psychosocial support and have some respite and ‘time out’. Health professionals play a crucial role in volunteering as either a medical or psychosocial volunteer:
- Medical volunteers (e.g. registered doctors and nurses) – provide Members with medical support including the administration of medications and provision of first aid.
- Psychosocial volunteers (e.g. psychologists, counsellors or social/youth workers) – assist CanTeen staff in facilitating group discussions and training sessions for Members.
“I’ve learnt different leadership skills, I’ve made friends and I found the support that I needed.” – Patient Member
How do I get involved?
It’s really easy – simply send us an email to register your interest by clicking on your local CanTeen Division office below. Please include your name, address, phone number and whether you would be volunteering as a medical or psychosocial volunteer. A CanTeen staff member from your local Division office will then get in contact with you. There are a number of other ways that you can volunteer or support CanTeen if you are unable to volunteer on a program. You can find out more here.
- Sydney & Central NSW – firstname.lastname@example.org
- ACT & Southern NSW – email@example.com
- Hunter and Northern NSW – firstname.lastname@example.org
- South Australia – email@example.com
- Northern Territory – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Western Australia – email@example.com
- Victoria – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Central & Southern Queensland – email@example.com
- Northern Queensland – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tasmania – email@example.com