Blog Topic: Volunteering

When John Fox heard that Cancer Council was looking for Transport to Treatment drivers during COVID-19, he was happy to step in.

Through the delivery of key initiatives, we’ve seen our employee voluntary turnover halve in the last five years.

John was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago. Now cancer-free, he gives back as a Transport to Treatment driver.

To Garth Howard, volunteering as a Transport to Treatment driver is about so much more than simply getting cancer patients to treatment. The Coffs Harbour local says it’s also an opportunity to support people when they are going through some of the most physically and emotionally stressful times of their lives, lending a helping hand […]

Long-term Cancer Council volunteer, Sharon “About 30 years ago – two years apart – my 23-year-old brother and my then 55-year-old father died of cancer. Since then, cancer research has vastly improved the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this ubiquitous disease. This is due, in no small part, to the work of Cancer Council; generously […]

Lily first heard of Cancer Council NSW during her cancer treatment. At a regular check-up she was referred to our ENRICHing Survivorship Program at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, which helps people recovering from cancer to maintain good health, nutrition, exercise and wellbeing. Now, over two years later, we’re proud to announce that Lily has recently […]

When Kevin’s wife was in hospital for cancer treatment in 2003, he wanted to help others going through the same thing. So, he started volunteering at our head office in Woolloomooloo. As he puts it, he’s saving a wage, so more funds can go towards cancer research and support services. 15 years later and he’s […]

Elle Halliwell and Prof Karen Canfell

All good stories start with a human connection. This is why we often ask our incredible community to share their personal experiences to encourage others to support our work. But sharing your story is just the beginning – we want you to get as much as possible out of your time as a Cancer Council […]

Dorothy Rauscher would do anything to raise money for cancer research – including, she says, shaving her hair and standing on her head. Thankfully, it hasn’t come to that. Instead, the Wollongong local is gearing up for her 23rd year of volunteering for our Daffodil Day Appeal. As our most iconic fundraising campaign, the Daffodil […]

Bill Thomson volunteers as a driver for the Cancer council picking up patients and driving them to treatments. Picture: Simon Bennett, Wollondilly Advertiser. Every day, volunteers like Bill Thomson are supporting people affected by cancer and driving our vision for a cancer free future.  Bill said he first heard about Cancer Council’s Transport to Treatment service from a neighbour who was […]