Young People Can Help CanTeen

In preparation for CanTeen’s Annual Street Appeal (Friday, 19 September), high school volunteers participating in Volunteer Otago’s Student Community Involvement Programme are welcoming CanTeen members to speak at their schools. The visiting CanTeen members share their own stories of their involvement with CanTeen as patients or siblings of patients.

Otago Regional Treasurer, Alistair Fisher (age 19), says CanTeen provides him “an awesome support network and great experience”.

CanTeen is a member-driven organisation with young people leading and planning activities to support and empower young people living with cancer. While the organisation requires their registered volunteers to be 26 years of age or older, younger volunteers in Otago and all over New Zealand help in a number of ways to support the organisation through fundraising and increasing awareness. Collecting for the annual street appeal will contribute largely to meeting the Otago region’s annual fundraising goal of $100,000.

Otago Girls High School student and volunteer Charlotte Power (age 13) says, “I want to support CanTeen because I know very good friends who have cancer”. Charlotte’s message to CanTeen members is, “Never give up. You are a star”.

If you would like to get involved and help collect for CanTeen’s Annual Street Appeal on Friday 19 September, please contact:

Maureen Williams
Youth Worker-Patient and Member Services
Phone: 03 477 4933
Email: maureenw@canteen.org.nz

Canteen Member and Kaikorai Valley College Student - Codie Law (age 18) with Canteen Youth Worker Maureen Williams
Canteen Member and Kaikorai Valley College Student – Codie Law (age 18) with Canteen Youth Worker Maureen Williams

Heather Moore (Youth Volunteering Coordinator)
Email: dunedinyouthvolunteering@gmail.com