Community Activities

Community activity programs

Support during COVID-19

Cancer Council Queensland values the safety of our staff, volunteers, and especially those living with cancer. We are focused on doing what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Queensland.

All community activity programs will be ceased until further notice.

Once the program is ready to resume, the information will be available here, so please check back.

Connect with others impacted by cancer through the community activity programs

Around 27,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer each year, and of those diagnosed, 66 per cent will survive for five or more years. As people diagnosed with cancer are living longer, the need to address quality of life, psychosocial, and survivorship issues has become more important. For every person diagnosed with cancer, there are others who are intimately involved as their carer and family member. It’s for these reasons that Cancer Council Queensland has developed a community activity program.

Community activity programs are activity-based peer support programs which bring together people who have been affected by cancer to participate in a regular physical or leisure activity.

Community activity program groups are led by trained Cancer Council Queensland volunteers and meet regularly across the state. Groups can undertake physical activities including yoga, Tai Chi, and walking, or leisure activities such as book clubs, singing, and art sessions.

Eligibility

All Queenslanders aged over 18 who are affected by cancer are eligible for the community activity programs

Are you interested in joining a group?

We have groups in the Brisbane, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast and Townsville regions, however due to COVID-19, these have ceased until further notice.

Please note: All new group members are required to complete a Community Activity Program Registration Form and Waiver before participating in any group activities. To download these forms, click here. Please complete and bring the form along with you to your first session.

Are you interested in starting your own group?

Would you like to donate your time and skills to create your own community activity programs group?

You may have skills, experience, or an interest in a specific activity that could be the perfect social connection for someone experiencing cancer in your local community.

If you would like to know more about how to start your own community activity programs group, please call our Volunteer Hotline on 1300 851 957.