Volunteer Voice

Thank you for raising your cuppa for a cure

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to organise or host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. You have provided vital hope for Queenslanders affected by cancer.

Check out some biggest morning tea pics below! 

CEO Chris McMillan with Redlands Volunteer Branch members at their Mother’s Day Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

The Volunteer Organising Committee morning tea held at BHP

Gladstone Branch’s ABMT event.

Meet Vivian Robertson, Transport to Treatment Volunteer

Vivian shares how her own cancer experience inspired her to become a Transport to Treatment Volunteer

What is your role with Cancer Council Queensland?

I started volunteering last June when I saw a call for volunteers to start a new service, Transport to Treatment.  This service transports cancer patients from their homes to and from cancer treatment, at no cost.

What was your motivation for volunteering?

When I went through breast cancer treatment 17 years ago I was lucky enough to have a close friend who took time off work to take me to treatment. There must be many others who don’t have friends and family to support them in their hour of need. That’s one of the reasons why I decided to volunteer.

The other is the support I have received. In 2008 Cancer Council Queensland helped myself and two friends set up a Dragons Abreast Support group in Cairns. Although numbers have dwindled I’m still paddling and in July I’ll be participating in the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission Regatta (IBCPC) in Florence with breast cancer survivors from Mackay and Townsville. This wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for CCQ’s support all those years ago.

What do you love most about your volunteer role?

I like knowing that I have been able to help when someone needed it.

What has surprised you in your role?

I’ve been really surprised by my strength when talking to patients about my treatment as I’ve always found it very difficult to relive that time of my life.

What has been the most inspiring or memorable moment you’ve had so far?

There is not one stand out moment as every time I volunteer everyone is so grateful for the service and is so positive.

What is your hope for the future?

My hope would be a cure for cancer! But until then I will keep paddling, continue volunteering, and help Cancer Council Queensland where I can.

What would you say to someone who was thinking about volunteering with Cancer Council Queensland?

Have a go! Volunteering is a rewarding experience and you meet the most amazing people.

What do you feel you’ve gained through volunteering?

Knowing that I have supported people when they needed it most gives me a great sense of achievement.

National Volunteer Week celebrations across the state

With the theme of the week being ‘Give a little, change a lot’ it was a great opportunity to highlight your amazing work!






Sunshine Coast

Got a few extra hours?

There are so many ways you can get more involved. Or feel free to share them with your family and friends.

Retail Volunteers

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers, who will help ensure our customers receive the best possible service. This would include helping people as they shop, operating the cash register, keeping the store clean and tidy and sorting stock ready for sale. You will have good communication skills and the ability to get along with people and work as part of a team. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and gain retail experience.

Visit our recruitment page or call the volunteer hotline on 1300 851 957

Daffodil Day

Join our incredible yellow army of volunteers on August 24.

We are looking for over 1200 generous Queenslanders to volunteer their time to sell flowers and merchandise at one of our 300 sites across the state. All funds raised through Daffodil Day in 2018 will fund cancer research, so a few hours of your time could help save the life of someone you love.

Register at www.daffodilday.com.au  or call the volunteer hotline on 1300 851 957