Corporate volunteering is a fantastic way to engage staff and provide opportunities for skill development, creativity and team building.
Companies that engage in corporate volunteering report a positive impact on their staff, and employees often feel rewarded if they're given a chance to make a positive difference in their community. Flow on benefits can include better teamwork, leadership development, increased staff loyalty and morale.
Cook a Meal program
Cancer Council WA runs a corporate volunteering program called Cook a Meal that invites corporate teams to challenge themselves in the kitchen and cook dinner for cancer patients staying at our Milroy Lodge.
Milroy Lodge provides accommodation and support services for country cancer patients who need to relocate to Perth for treatment and becomes a home away from home for our guests.
By participating in our Cook a Meal program you will be giving our guests a much-needed night off from cooking and a chance to relax and socialise after a long day of treatment. Teams also have the opportunity to join guests for dinner and enjoy the delicious meals they have created.
What our Cook a Meal volunteers have said:
"I liked bringing happiness to lives of those who are going through hard times."
"It was great to be able to take a tour of the facilities and to gain a broader understanding and appreciation of the support services Cancer Council WA provides. I liked how we were given enough guidance to be self-managed and self-serving."
"Having informal chats with the friendly country folk, plus also seeing the beautiful facilities funded by programs I have financially donated to makes it very tangible."
-Serco Asia Pacific employee.
Other volunteering opportunities
Throughout the year, other corporate volunteering opportunities are available for Cancer Council WA partners, including gardening days at our Crawford and Milroy Lodges, fundraising activities and skill-based volunteering.