Introduction to Volunteering

Want to use your time and talent to help Cancer Council NSW?

Then join our team as a volunteer!

We engage volunteers as partners because of their passion,  enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and experience. Volunteers work within our community and assist us by raising public awareness of cancer issues and challenge others to respond by giving time, skills, goods or money. Above all volunteers allow us to address more issues within our communities than might otherwise be possible.

Volunteers change the world! Their time and commitment is valuable to our work.

People from all walks of life volunteer with us and they volunteer for a variety of reasons.  Students and young people volunteer to gain  work experience and skills  to help them gain employment.  Other people volunteer after they have had a break from the job market and are looking to build up fresh experience.     There  are many who are still in the  paid workforce who bring  a wealth of skill, knowledge and experience with them.    Some  volunteers are retirees looking to put their experience and  time to good use.

Volunteering can be a lot of fun and is a great way to meet  new people.

Cancer Council NSW has a range of volunteer roles requiring different amounts of time,  from an afternoon a week, one-off events or student internships / placements.

We have a range of short and long-term roles, projects and activities that can match  your skills, interests and availability.

Support the work of our offices

Each region has a variety of roles for volunteers to enhance the work of Cancer Council NSW, including help with  promotional materials, assisting with mail-outs, data entry, general clerical activities and customer service.

Help on one of  our major events

Use your talents and enthusiasm to volunteer  on one of our community events such as Daffodil Day,  Relay For Life or Pink Ribbon Day. There are a number of ways to volunteer, either near to where you live or where you work. Read more

Provide specific skills and expertise  

Volunteers gain great satisfaction from putting their existing experience or professional skills to good use by donating their talents to our cause. From time to time people come forward willing to offer their professional skills or expertise to our cause. In the past we have benefited from the help of web designers, lawyers, journalists, business analysts, nutritionists, video producers, accountants and auctioneers to name but a few examples.

Corporate  volunteering for teams and individuals

One-off or project volunteering opportunities for corporate teams and individuals to volunteer for half or full-day projects. Read more

Provide peer support

‘Cancer Council Connect’ is our one-to-one support program. Cancer survivors who have completed treatment at least two years ago are invited to provide practical and emotional support to women and men newly diagnosed with similar types of cancers.    Read more

Health campaign support and advocacy

Health Campaign Support involves evening/weekend roles in the community distributing literature to increase awareness in the community. Locations include shopping centres, local community events and entertainment venues.    Read more