Want to make a difference toward breast cancer prevention in Massachusetts? Do you have a few minutes to make a phone call or send an email and/or letter? Become part of our advocacy network and join volunteers across the state working towards breast cancer prevention!

As a volunteer in our action network, you can help with annual special events, support policy initiatives to reduce exposure to known and suspected breast carcinogens, help to direct state and federal resources toward breast cancer prevention research, and more. By offering the variety of volunteer opportunities below, we do our best to match your interests, strengths, and availability. If you have questions or an idea that is not listed, we would be happy to speak with you. For all of the activities listed below, we can offer talking points, sample letters, fact sheets, brochures, etc.

If any of these opportunities look like a good match for you, please email info@mbcc.org with the subject line “Interested Volunteer” and provide:

  1. Your contact information (full name, address, phone number, and email address)
  2. Which volunteer opportunities you prefer
  3. Your availability (times and/or dates)

We will be in touch with you shortly to coordinate your volunteer activities!

Special Event Volunteers

Against the Tide Volunteers

We are always looking to new volunteers to help out with the preparation for and running of our events. Some possible activities include:

Event Promotion

Post flyers around your community and connect with us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

Event Outreach

Contact colleges, health clubs, fitness groups, businesses, and more to help create teams for our two annual summer Against the Tide events in Brewster and Hopkinton, MA.

Event Volunteers

Assist with set-up before the event, work at the registration desk, be our event photographer, assist with event tear-down, and more (inquire about additional opportunities for specific events)

Writing Opportunities

Here are some opportunities for volunteers who wish to exercise their writing abilities to educate the public or push for environmental health legislation.

Letters to the Editor

Compose a letter to the editor for your local newspaper. You can get the word out to your community about the importance of increased attention to environmental causation and prevention of breast cancer, pushing for environmental health legislation, etc. Visit our Be Informed pages for information. Use the knowledge and resources from our website combined with your passion for breast cancer prevention to educate the public about these issues!

Write for our eNewsletter

Write about a current event, research update, or your opinion on the environmental causation of breast cancer and true prevention and submit it for consideration of being included in our eNewsletter. Visit our eNewsletter archives for example articles.

Contact your Legislators

Click here to learn more about how you can contact your legislators.

Independent Fundraising Events & Presentations

Host an Independent Fundraising Event

  1. Pick an activity you like to do. Some options include walking, running, biking, swimming, jumping rope, hula hooping, knitting, reading, and more! Whatever your hobby, it can be made into a fundraiser!
  2. Round up some friends to participate.
  3. Set a date and let MBCC know about it.
  4. Start collecting pledges for miles walked, laps swam, books read, etc. We can provide you with materials such as flyers, fact sheets, sample fundraising letters, etc.
  5. Hold the event.
  6. Mail-in proceeds to the MBCC office. We will express our gratitude in our eNewsletter and social media outlets!

Host a Letter-Writing Party

  1. Be informed on the status of proposed environmental health bills.
  2. Pick a bill or two that you are especially passionate about.
  3. Plan: set a date, invite your friends to write letters to your congressmen asking them to reintroduce, support, or sponsor your chosen legislation.
  4. Prepare: check out our tips for contacting your legislators to get contact information for relevant senators and representatives before your event. Make sure you have plenty of paper, envelopes, stamps, and pens. Pick up some light snacks and refreshments, or make it a potluck! Contact us if you’d like assistance with creating a sample letter to copy. 

Arrange a Presentation in your Community

Whether in your own home, at a local business, or in a local community center, you can help bring an MBCC presentation to your community! We can discuss MBCC’s Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures educational program, recent research updates, our recently launched environmental health curriculum for high school students, and opportunities to help our work toward breast cancer prevention.

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