As a nonprofit organization, Karaiskakio Foundation is depended on the love and altruism of people. Volunteers are as equally important as the Foundation’s employees, as they can be occupied in many functions and activities of the Foundation and cover basic needs that could be met only by professionals. Depending on the obligations that arise in each case, they can be activated spontaneously and at no cost, without any personal benefit solely for the purpose of solidarity. Also, apart from cases of emergency where the Foundation may request the assistance of volunteers, there are activities where each person can volunteer to have a constant presence according to the time they may have available. Volunteers are very precious to the Foundation since their valuable assistance can contribute substantially to the continuation of its scope and achievement of its objectives.
By completing the form below you are expressing your interest in volunteering for Karaiskakio Foundation. The information you provide is very useful in identifying both your availability and your skills in relation to the activities of the Foundation. Our goal is for you to participate in activities you enjoy and that are best suited to your personality and skill set. The more details you provide the better since it will help us to get to know you.
If you are interested to become a volunteer, please contact us.
The Karaiskakio Foundation has received funding under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism in the Programming Period 2009-2014, for upgrading part of its infrastructure, advancement of expertise on the subject, promotion of public awareness and enhancement the bone marrow donor registry in Cyprus. Aiming to improve public health and reduce health inequalities, through the proposed project, the Karaiskakio Foundation has enhanced its local health infrastructure with the establishment of a state-of-the art, specialised Childhood Cancer Diagnostic Laboratory which provides diagnostic support to the paediatric and other cancer patients.
The establishment of the Childhood Cancer Diagnostic Laboratory contributes towards:
• Technological progress in the diagnostic field and better understanding of cancer pathology, improvement of patient health and reduction of health inequalities
• Integrated and comprehensive analysis at the early stage of disease identification and classification, management, and treatment
• Structured, systematic and comprehensive laboratory support to patients, hence minimizing the time needed for diagnosis
• Opportunities to young scientists to excel in the field of cancer, invest in people through education
• Increase Social Awareness on cancer.
A parallel objective of the project is the enhancement of the Bone Marrow Donor Registry with new volunteer donors. The challenge is to find the means to attract and to cultivate the feeling of altruism in young adults, through modern means of communication (e.g., apps, social media, self-service stations, short videos etc).
The project further enhances the collaboration of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot Communities in Cyprus.
The Karaiskakio Foundation is already engaged in bi-communal collaboration through the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, the greatest in significance and size bi-communal project since 1974. The Kemal Saracoglu Association (a Turkish Cypriot NGO) actively supports the Karaiskakio Foundation in contacting donors and serves as a contact point to help Turkish Cypriot patients and physicians to access the services of the Foundation. Furthermore, the Karaiskakio Foundation is providing both diagnostic and donor search services free of charge to all leukaemia and cancer patients from both the Greek and the Turkish Cypriot community.