Volunteers to join Dot’s

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Regional support coordinator for Dots Place in Bunbury, Betsy Barton is enjoying her new role and is calling on a volunteer to join the team at the South West Cancer Support Centre.
Camera IconRegional support coordinator for Dots Place in Bunbury, Betsy Barton is enjoying her new role and is calling on a volunteer to join the team at the South West Cancer Support Centre. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

The South West Cancer Support Centre Dot’s Place is looking for new volunteers to help out with administration and transport to treatment programs.

Betsy Barton began her new role at Dot’s Place in Bunbury only a few weeks ago after moving from America to the South West.

Mrs Barton has worked in cancer care for more than 15 years and said volunteering at a cancer care centre was rewarding.

“I am new in the role and I am the regional support coordinator for Dot’s Place providing emotional support and information about the Cancer Council WA services in the region and linking people with those services,” Mrs Barton said.

“Our volunteers that we have at the moment are amazing and we wouldn't be able to do it without them.

“I think there are many benefits especially at Dot’s Place, it’s a very home-like atmosphere where they can really see all aspects of care and services.”

Mrs Barton said volunteers at the support centre helped people from all across the South West region.

“I think from a volunteer perspective it is nice knowing that they are giving back to their local community,” she said.

“Knowing you are reaching out into the wider communities by being in the central location is a really nice thing for people to experience.”

“I think a lot of people don't realise we are here in the community, so I think it will be fantastic to let people know we are here and available if they just want to stop by and get more information.

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