Become a Pink Oak Volunteer

The Pink Oak Cancer Trust (Pink Oak), Nigeria’s 1st Cancer Treatment Fund, provides an innovative approach to mobilizing funds for cancer diagnosis and treatment in Nigeria. We lead a harmonized and coordinated effort to create a pool of funds from corporations, private organizations, government and individuals and provide support to people with cancer who cannot afford treatment.

Pink Oak envisions a Nigeria where all cancer patients across the country are able to afford comprehensive and best possible quality of care in a timely manner. Our mission is to improve outcomes and increase survival rates of cancer patients in Nigeria by providing practical financial support and associated advocacy for people affected by the disease.  Our medium term goal is to raise at least N150 million to support the treatment of 50 or more people with breast cancer in 2018 and scale up the number and to other forms of cancer in subsequent years.

Pink Oak leverages international and national non-governmental organizations and key local leadership to drive ownership of cancer care in Nigeria and ensure that the people have access to the care they need to survive and thrive in the fight against cancer.

Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.  Pink Oak is looking for passionate, vibrant and young individuals to volunteer in the following States as can be seen below.  These volunteer roles will be critical for the delivery of results for the Nigerian men and women with cancer. 

 

POSITION: Volunteer Focal Person (Part Time)

LOCATIONS: Enugu, Ibadan, Zaria, Benin and Sokoto

DURATION: Negotiable

DESIRED START DATE: April 2018

 

The Volunteer person will serve as a focal person for the Organization in the State of his/her choice if accepted by the Organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following;

  • Assists in the facilitation of correspondence between Pink Oak and its partners within the State.

  • Manage the logistics and coordination of meetings, fundraising activities,  and other related events  within the State of volunteering.

  • Assists in the preparation of supporting documents for payment of costs for executed activities for implementation

  • Checking up on patients as assigned from time to time

  • Help in Mobilizing donors for Pink Oak


Qualifications

  • Passion for volunteering in healthcare/Not-for-profit and alleviating the cancer burden in Nigeria

  • Must be resident in the State he/she wants to volunteer

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any field of study

  • Experience with fundraising is an advantage

  • Ability to work independently without supervision.

  • Effective use of social media especially Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is desirable

  • Ensuring confidentiality, commitment, reliability and high degree of personal integrity

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office computer tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) effectively is required.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English Language; knowledge of the Language of State of Resident desirable.

  • Being flexible, adaptable and available to take on other tasks or duties as may be requested by the Organization.

 

Remuneration

This is a non-paid volunteer opportunity; but however, The Organization will bear the cost of any assignment that requires funding or any approved payment made out of pocket with evidence of having expended such in the course of volunteering with the Organization. 

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter addressed to the Executive Director and Curriculum Vitae as a one document, with “Volunteer – State” (Example: Volunteer – Enugu) in the subject line to info@pinkoak.org. . Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.