Volunteer

Get involved with Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa (PCSO)

Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa (PCSO) is 100% volunteer-run.

As a result, we rely on volunteers to help our organization to function.

But getting involved with PCS is about more than keeping it operational.

For many of us, contributing is part of survival.

Benefits of volunteering

Ask any of our volunteers, and you will find that many of us learn and find comfort by doing things with other survivors of prostate cancer.

In fact, participating in the community helps sustain our quality of life.

So not only is your help needed—you’ll also find it immensely rewarding.

Who can volunteer?

Absolutely anyone - patients, survivors, spouses, and caregivers providing support to individuals living with prostate cancer.

Ways to volunteer with PCS Ottawa

We need your help in all kinds of key roles, including:

  • Directly supporting individuals with prostate cancer as a Peer Support Team member
  • Maintaining our member database
  • Maintaining our PCSO website and Facebook page
  • Assisting in the publication of The Walnut
  • Overseeing email communication systems
  • Planning and facilitating regular meetings
  • Planning periodic Prostate Cancer conferences
  • Board of Directors leadership roles including President, Vice President, and Treasurer

You may also wish to get involved with:

  • Collaborative activities with other organizations, such as the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness events and activities
  • Assisting in fundraising for prostate cancer research and treatment programs

Together, we can make a difference—volunteer today

To learn more or sign up as a volunteer with PCS Ottawa, please contact info@pcsottawa.ca! Simply let us know what you’re interested in helping us with—and include your contact information so we can reach you.

Please note:

Any and all information collected is used for the sole purposes of PCS Ottawa; we do not share any member details with any other organizations.

Regular PCS Ottawa Meetings

Unless otherwise stated, Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa’s regular meetings take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 930 Watson Street, Ottawa [Map] on the third Thursday of each month except for July and August. There is ample parking at the back of the church.

Our meetings start with a social gathering at 6:30 pm, followed at 7:00 pm with brief business announcements, followed by either a guest speaker or a sharing session.

As most of our meetings are offered in a hybrid format, you also may attend virtually, so watch our website page Meetings and Events or your e-mail inbox for specific joining instructions.

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