Tucker Student Spotlight
Student Director of Public Relations
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
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Dartmouth Cancer and Patient Services (CAPS)
Many patients undergoing treatment for cancer or other illnesses find it difficult to perform routine chores and feats involving physical strength. Dartmouth CAPS seeks to assist people receiving treatment for cancer or long-term illness by providing support to local residents at their homes and performing important services for patients staying at the Upper Valley Hostel.
Projects for local residents have included raking leaves, cleaning gutters, stacking wood, shoveling snow, and food shopping. Volunteers at the Upper Valley Hostel visit with guests, clean laundry, and support guest services. By becoming a part of CAPS, you become a member of a core work crew of students providing relief to people receiving treatment for difficult illnesses.
- A mandatory orientation session at the beginning of your first term volunteering with CAPS
- At least one job per term, usually on a Saturday, and as many as you can take
- If eligible, volunteers are required to become driver approved
- Access to Tucker vehicles (after driver approval) is available and usually a carpool is arranged
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