More people are surviving cancer than ever before which can only increase as we diagnose earlier and find new, more effective treatment. This has only been possible thanks to our amazing volunteers who continually make a difference.
Volunteers give their time, skills, energy and passion which enables Cancer Council Queensland to not only enhance the services and support that we offer but increase this support right across Queensland.
We would not have the reach and impact that we have without our volunteers. It’s their energy, commitment and dedication that brings us closer to a cancer free future.
Don’t just take our word for it, meet our volunteers:
Hospital Based Volunteer
I visit the hospital every week, it makes such a difference to patients having a friendly face when they’re having treatment. After each visit I come away feeling privileged that I’ve been let into someone’s life.
Relay for Life Volunteer
When my Mum passed away, I was determined to make a difference, to make a change and to partner with the best. The key thing was knowing there was progress in cancer control and in turn, an important part of the healing process.
Cancer Council Queensland offered me a great introduction to the workplace, I gained so much confidence and had good exposure to the recruitment process. I also developed a passion for volunteering – which I’ll take with me throughout my career.
I’d definitely recommend it to other students, it’s a fantastic environment and you’ll be fully supported. You will find out what your strengths are and might find something you never knew you wanted to do.
My role is to run the bus service taking patients to the hospitals for their appointments and bringing them back to the lodge. Some patients are from remote areas, where it can be hard to access services, so it gives me the opportunity to help.
These are just a few ideas of how you can get involved and make a difference. Search our current volunteer opportunities to get started now.