Points to Consider
Helpful tips for prospective volunteers to consider
Jeff Pawlibowski, Research Volunteer,
graduate student, Basic Science
- Have a clear idea of why you are interested in volunteering. You can volunteer in order to make a contribution to FCCC, learn more about a specific type of career, meet new friends, gain recognition, or to simply have the personal satisfaction that comes from helping others.
- Make sure volunteering fits into your life. Will this commitment of your time be a good fit for you? Does it fit into your lifestyle? Volunteering should be something that you look forward to each week — not a chore.
- Consider your skills, talents, interests and life experiences. How will they be useful in a volunteer setting?
- Be honest about your desire for a meaningful, satisfying volunteer task. Consider your need for acceptance and respect from fellow volunteers and staff members.
- Be open to honest "give and take" feedback in your volunteer position. Your suggestions are valuable to us. Additionally, the suggestions of your supervisor are also important. Together, you can build a lasting relationship and provide excellent service to everyone at Fox Chase.
- Always respect confidentiality as it is related to your individual volunteer placement.
Most importantly, bring your heart, your talent and your sense of humor to your volunteer service. These critical elements of volunteering along with your enthusiasm are a priceless gift to everyone here at Fox Chase.
Director, Volunteer Services