Volunteer for us
Our volunteers play an important part in our organisation. By volunteering with Cancer Council Tasmania (CCT) you will be helping fellow Tasmanian’s impacted by cancer. We have a variety of roles available to suit your experience, skills, interests and your availability.
VOLUNTEER ROLES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
transport2treatment Volunteer Roles Currently Available - Devonport/Ulverstone and Launceston regions
CCT is looking for experienced drivers in the Devonport/Ulverstone region who are caring, compassionate and are able to commit some time during the working week. Casual volunteering is also an option.
As one of our transport2treatment (t2t) drivers you would provide practical assistance through transporting cancer patients in NW and Northern Tasmania who may otherwise be unable to attend all their cancer treatment appointments. You would be required to pick up patients from their homes, take them to their cancer treatment appointments and return them home.
Our t2t roles are very rewarding. The ability to participate in a programme that provides a no-cost service to patients in need is significant and a valued contribution to clients and CCT.
Supportive Care Program Volunteer Roles Currently Available
CCT has several positions available for those wishing to assist in supporting and providing information to anyone affected by cancer. These roles provide a welcoming presence to all visitors to the Hobart and Launceston Support Centres and to assist our Supportive Care Staff in the provision of services.
These roles would appeal to caring individuals who are able to give a half day once or twice a week, and there are options for volunteering on a more casual basis.
Cancer Council Tasmania (CCT) offers a Walking Support Group supported and led by a group of dedicated volunteers. The aim is to provide gentle exercise and social support to group members who have been impacted by cancer. The Walking Group only meets a few times a month (on a bi-monthly Wednesday or Friday), so for those who may have limited time to volunteer, this is a wonderful way to be contribute and be involved with those in need of support, whilst being active at the same time!
Interested? We'd love to hear from you.
Please contact Human Resources to find out more and/or obtain an application form:
email@example.com / 03 6169 1923
VOLUNTEER IN THE SPOTLIGHT
For anyone on the North West coast who has used our transport2treatment service, the name Trevor Snooks may ring a bell.
Trevor has been behind the wheel as a volunteer driver for 15 years and has transported hundreds of people to their cancer medical appointments over that time.
I had my own journey with cancer and I had just retired from work. At that particular stage the Cancer Council were considering starting the tranport2treament service up. So I said to my wife this could be enough to keep me going whilst I’m retired."
Cancer Council Tasmania Volunteer
Trevor was also the awarded Volunteering Tasmania’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award. This annual Award is presented to one Tasmanian individual in recognition of outstanding volunteer contributions accumulated over a minimum of 25 years. Not just for his involvement with t2t, but with Relay For Life as an event committee member, assisting at other CCT events and or course his three decades of involvement with AFL Burnie Auskick and District Little League.
For anyone interested in becoming a transport2treatment volunteer driver, please contact Cancer Council Tasmania on 1300 65 65 85.