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Interested in volunteering with us, but not sure where to start?

Follow our three step process to start making a difference today
1. Find a role

Use the search box below to find a role you are interested in. To find out more about what’s involved in a role, download the position description.
This will give you an idea if the role requires particular skills or experience and how much time is required. Most volunteer opportunities just require enthusiasm and your time.

2. Apply

Once you’ve found a role, click apply and fill in your details on the application form. We ask for references for most of our roles and some roles require a national criminal check, which we provide at no cost to you.

If we want to take your application further, we’ll give you a call to arrange an interview. It’s a chance for you to find out more about the role and Cancer Council Queensland and for us to get to know you better. Timelines for the recruitment of a new volunteer will vary depending on the position recruited for and the number of applications received. The whole process, from the time a person applies to the time they are appointed to a role, usually takes four to six weeks.

3. Training and support

All volunteers have access to our online training portal and some positions require face to face training, we will make sure you receive the right training for your role. The volunteer team is always available to provide help and support on 1300 851 957 or volunteer@cancerqld.org.au. Volunteer Voice our regular newsletter will also keep you up to date and well informed to do your job.


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Volunteer in a world-first research study

Cancer Council Queensland is seeking Brisbane breast, bowel or prostate cancer survivors to provide peer support through an exercise program. The study will investigate whether peer-support can assist with exercise maintenance and health after a cancer diagnosis. The study is a joint project between Cancer Council Queensland and the University of Queensland, and will help to improve the long-term health outcomes of cancer survivors.

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