Bruce Munro Tropical Light

Volunteers

The ‘Bruce Munro: Tropical Light’ exhibition has two volunteering programs to get involved in;

  1. Bruce Munro Studio Installation team
  2. Tropical Light 200 Club

Please read below for all details and to register.

Bruce Munro Studio installation team

Dates for Bruce Munro Installation volunteer team: 
Monday 23rd September –  Friday 1st November 2019.
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

To apply to be a volunteer for the Bruce Munro installation team, please submit your details here.

View list of tasks here

Tropical Light 200 Club

Register for the 200 Club

We are looking for two-hundred Territorians to volunteer for Darwin’s world-class exhibition ‘Bruce Munro: Tropical Light’ and by doing so, raise funds for Territory families dealing with cancer.

Volunteers are being sought as exhibition hosts, artwork minders and visitor engagement promoters. Volunteers must commit four hours each week for 26 weeks throughout the exhibition, which runs from 1 November 2019 to 30 April 2020. But wait, there is a buddy system! Keep reading for details

Dates: 1 November 2019 to 30 April 2020
Exhibition is open 7 days a week
Volunteer hours: 6:30pm – 10:30pm

How does volunteering help families deal with cancer?

Tropical Light 200 Club is working with the charity CanTeen. 

Each volunteer has a sponsor matched to them. This means Territory businesses and individuals can sponsor a Tropical Light volunteer and every shift worked will earn a $100 donation for CanTeen, with the potential donation of $2,600 per volunteer and a total $520,000 across the program. Your volunteer service will help raise funds in continuing to support services for Northern Territory and South Australian families living with cancer.

What other benefits will I get as a Volunteer?

  1. Each member of the Tropical Light 200 Club receives an exclusive Tropical Light Uniform. The uniform is a one off designer print. Details to be released in an upcoming media event.
  2. Three sponsored Thank You Luncheons. 
  3.  Gifts and certificates.
  4. Hearing personal stories from young people, parents, families, CanTeen CEO and staff.

Buddy System

  • If you feel you cannot make a commitment of 26 shifts, you can share your role with a buddy. Simply register and include your buddy’s details on the form.
  • Don’t have a buddy? Don’t worry we will pair you up with another volunteer to share your shift with.

Want to be a Donor instead?

Tropical Light 200 Club is looking for 200 donors to support each volunteer.

Territory businesses and individuals can sponsor a Tropical Light volunteer and every shift worked will earn a $100 donation for CanTeen, with the potential donation of $2,600 per volunteer and a total $520,000 across the program.

You can support 1 volunteer or as many as you can.

The minimum commitment of supporting one volunteer is $2,600.00. 

Your registration will be set up through an online portal with CanTeen. Click the Register button for further details or contact:
Sasha Ritson, Fundraising Coordinator
Telephone: 08 8122 6499
Mobile: 0411 323 733

Make a Donation

What benefits will I get as a donor?

  1. 100% of your donation will go directly to CanTeen.
  2. Receive a ‘Welcome Kit’ from CanTeen and be kept up to date as to what your donation is helping to support.
  3. Major donors (supporting 10 volunteers or more) receiving personal visits from CanTeen to their office to hear about what their donations mean.
  4. Major donors (supporting 10 volunteers or more) will receive invitations to Thank You Luncheons.
  5. Major donors (supporting 10 volunteers or more) will be invited to come and see how their contributions are making a difference at a supporter luncheon.
  6.  Acknowledgement on the Tropical Light website
  7. 100% tax deductible.

What does CanTeen do?

CanTeen supports 12-25 year-olds across Australia with cancer in their world, whether it’s their own diagnosis, a close family member’s cancer, or the death of a loved one. They provide practical and emotional support across Australia tailored to the needs of young people and the chance to connect with others who are in the same boat. CanTeen also provides direct support to parents navigating the complexities of parenting through cancer – web, phone and in-person services are available. 

Local support in NT: CanTeen splits its National support into 8 service areas (Divisions), one of which is SA/NT. CanTeen has a designated office and staffing working from the office at Unit 13, 82 Woods St, Darwin. CanTeen offers customised individual support services for young people, parents and families in the NT dealing with cancer. In addition, NT residents can access an online support service available 24-7 to help young people, parents and their families, impacted by cancer. 

Key statistics:  In the past year CanTeen has helped over 220 young people living in NT & SA. 

The number of young people who need this support is increasing every day. CanTeen has the benefits of being a well-established and respected charity with a presence across the country, and provides support services on the ground, to local young people and parents here in Darwin. 

The number of young people who need this support is increasing every day. CanTeen has the benefits of being a well-established and respected charity with a presence across the country, and provides support services on the ground, to local young people and parents here in Darwin.

Connecting with the local volunteers and businesses. Throughout the event, CanTeen will have staff and young people involved to help ensure that the volunteers, businesses and everyone involved in the event, understand the positive impact they will be having on helping young people when cancer comes crashing into their world. This will include hearing directly from those who have personally benefited from the local support they received. 

CanTeen estimates that there are around 200 new families impacted by cancer in the NT each year. Nationally, this number is 23,000 new cases each year. 

This opportunity with Tourism NT will greatly assist in reaching a larger percentage of the 200+ families impacted by cancer in NT, who have children aged 12-25yrs. The marketing through CanTeen’s national channels provides the dual benefit of improving potential tourism reach to Darwin while also helping to raise awareness of CanTeen’s services across the country.

Local Tourism: CanTeen has a very large number of supporters across Australia, who will have the opportunity to hear about the Tropical Light event, and the support of the local community and businesses. CanTeen will support the event on its social media channels across the country and spread the word of Darwin’s Tropical Light event as a fantastic tourist destination.