Cancer Council Australia

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The support of volunteers is integral to the efforts of state and territory Cancer Councils to reduce the impact of cancer on our communities.

Across Australia, more than 20,000 volunteers play vital roles in cancer prevention, fundraising, administration and providing information and support for people affected by cancer.

The roles vary widely and you can choose one that suits your interests and skill set: for example, you might like to join the team that drives patients to treatments, lend a hand at special events and fundraising activities, help out at our gift wrapping stalls at Christmas, or volunteer in our retail stores or a Cancer Council office. The roles also vary according to the services offered in your state or territory. 

Volunteering is a positive way to support your local Cancer Council and people affected by cancer. Enthusiasm and a desire to help are the only qualifications you need.

Volunteering provides opportunities to: 

  • make a difference
  • share skills and experience
  • learn new skills
  • teach others
  • gain valuable work experience
  • meet people and make new friends
  • increase your confidence and self-esteem

If you would like to volunteer, call 1300 65 65 85 or contact your state or territory Cancer Council.

This page was last updated on: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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