How to volunteer

Do you want to volunteer with the Cancer Society?

Our volunteers provide vital support to the Cancer Society - without them, we would not be able to do the work we do in our communities. There are a range of volunteering opportunities to match different interests and available time, including: 

  • providing practical support to people affected by cancer
  • driving people with cancer to their medical appointments and treatment
  • visiting people affected by cancer in hospital or at home
  • helping with clerical and administration work in our offices
  • offering support and information at hospital oncology departments
  • assisting at the Cancer Society's Lions Lodge
  • assisting with fundraising events such as Daffodil Day and Relay For Life, either in preparation for the event or on the day.

If you are interested in volunteering, the application process would include:

  • filling out an application form in the first instance,
  • an invitation to meet and talk about your interests and possible roles,
  • a character reference and a police check.

All new volunteers coming on board will be introduced to the Cancer Society and how we work. Most roles require volunteers to attend an orientation programme and training specific to their role. We also offer an online orientation for some of our roles.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact:

Nicola Bowe
Volunteer Development Manager
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society
P:  07 903 5803