Thank you for your interest in volunteering!
Volunteers make things happen at Ovar'coming Together! With just two staff members in our offices, we rely heavily on the dedicated efforts of our fantastic volunteers to help achieve our mission! We welcome any person or group interested in donating their time and expertise to help spread the word about ovarian cancer throughout Indiana. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available depending on your interests and the current needs of the organization.
On-Going Volunteer Opportunities:
Board of Directors Membership
Serving as a Board Member for Ovar'coming Together means attending monthly meetings, helping to raise funds for the organization, supporting the Executive Director, being present at events, building relationships and being an advocate for the fight against ovarian cancer. To become a Board Member, an individual must apply for the volunteer position then be approved for service by the current Board. This selection process takes place at the end of each year. Once someone is selected for service, he or she will serve 1-3 year term.
Special Event Planning
Throughout the year, Ovar'coming Together puts on a variety of special events ranging from small gatherings (ex. survivor social events) to large fundraising events (ex. Basket Bingo, Run/Walk). Special event volunteers help with all of aspects of planning an event (selecting location, solicitation of donors or sponsors (ex. helping with a mailing), graphic design for promotional items (ex. t-shirt designs), brainstorming about improvements and new activities, etc.
Event Day Helpers
At each event there are always a variety of jobs that need to be done! As an event day helper you could do any of the following and more depending on the event: help with registration and check-in, work behind the tables at Basket Bingo, direct folks along the run/walk route, work the Teal Market, work the activities booths, hand out water, fruit and snacks, stamp cards for motorcycle riders, set up and tear down for all events, etc. Our events are when we need the most volunteers so please sign up!
Health Fair Booths
Ovar'coming Together tries to have a presence at as many community events as possible. We have a display, literature and giveaways that we take to each one. A health fair volunteer takes supplies to an event, sets it up, then greets individuals as they come by and offers them symptom cards and brochures. Sound a little intimidating? Don't let it be! Check out our video about how to become a knowledgeable
The Speakers Bureau is a group of individuals who present information on ovarian cancer. Volunteers are trained to make certain they are comfortable with the presentation process and information to be shared.
Office tasks include things such as bundling symptom cards/brochures, helping with mailings, assembling HOPE Packets, making memorial ribbons, organizing storage areas, counting inventory and more.
Do you like to take initiative and work a project from start to finish? We need you! Special projects include things such as coordinating the making of another Survivor Quilt, archiving historical documents & records and more!