Why volunteer?

Volunteers provide vital support to the Cancer Society. Without the support of dedicated volunteers we would not be able to provide our wide range of free services. Our volunteers give us as much or as little time as they can and help in a number of roles, including:

  • Driving people to and from cancer treatment and appointments
  • Providing practical support to people affected by cancer
  • 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

We provide on-going training and support to all of our volunteers and ensure volunteer roles suit their skills, interests and availability. Become a volunteer today and make a difference in the lives of the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer, please contact:
Nicola Bowe
Volunteer Development Manager
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society
E:  NicolaBowe@cancersociety.org.nz
P:  07 903 5803

Hear why people volunteer for the Cancer Society and see the difference they are making:

Meet Sharon, Daffodil Day area coordinator

Meet Jan, hospital volunteer

Meet Graham, volunteer driver

Meet Jenny, administrative volunteer