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  • Student Volunteer Opportunities

    Cancer Fighter Crew Members

    Area: Halifax

    Universities: SMU, DAL, MSVU

    High School: Digby Regional High School, Cobequid Educational Centre, Northumberland Regional High School, Cole Harbour District High School


    The Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking volunteers from your university to join the campus Cancer Fighting Crew! Each university will have a crew that will work throughout the school year to plan fundraising events in support of the society and its mission to eradicate cancer and improve the lives of those living with cancer.

    The goal: For each campus to race to raise $10,000 before the end of the school year!

    The fun part: This can be done anyway you want! Use your interests, skill sets and hobbies to create a fundraising event for your peers, while working with a committee of people to help reach your goal.

    Apply Now!

    Please specify which university or high school you are applying for.

  • The Sobey Cancer Support Centre

    Volunteer Hairdresser

    Area: Halifax


    The Canadian Cancer Society has a volunteer opportunity for a Licensed Hair Dresser. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills and provide a supportive and caring environment. Experience working with wigs an asset.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Provide hair care services for our clients this may include, wash, cut and style.
    • Room set up/clean up

    Time Commitment:

    • Weekly morning and afternoon shifts available, excluding Friday’s
    • Shifts are three to four hours in length.

    All volunteers must have an up to date Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Check prior to volunteering.

    For further information please contact:
    Kim Veino, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

    Apply Now!

    For detailed information on the Sobey Cancer Support Center please follow the link.

  • Daffodil Volunteer Positions

    Daffodil Retail Site Captains

    Halifax Regional Municipality
    Cape Breton Regional Municipality
    St. Peter’s
    Annapolis Valley and area

    Job Description: 

    The retail site captain coordinates daffodil sales at a specific retail site. Recruits, schedules and orientates volunteers to staff the site for the Daffodil Campaign Weekend. Set up and take down the daffodil booth during the campaign weekend.  Some handling of revenue will be included.  Relaying all information and any revenue collected back to the Canadian Cancer Society in a timely manner.

    Time Commitment:

    5-10 hours prior to the campaign and be available during the campaign weekend March 30-April 2 2017.

    For further information, please contact:
    Anna Thomas
    Revenue Development Coordinator

    Apply Now!

  • Relay For Life

    Bedford Relay for Life

    Area: Bedford

    Ceremonies Captain

    The Ceremonies Captain is responsible for planning emotional and inspiring ceremonies for the event. This includes recruiting guest speakers, developing scripts, choosing impactful music and ensuring the right tone is being set for the Relay for Life opening, luminary and closing ceremonies.

    Leadership Chair (Chair of the Organizing Committee)

    The Leadership Chair will provide leadership, guidance and support to the Relay for Life Organizing Committee. The Chair will identify opportunities for growth and work with committee and staff to    maximize the event’s potential within the community and represent the Canadian Cancer Society and Relay for Life, acting as the lead spokesperson for the event.


    The Relay For Life Treasurer is responsible for ensuring tracking procedures are maintained for all monies and in-kind donations, organizing bank nights and providing training to volunteers regarding receipting procedures and depositing of monies.

    Team Development Chair

    The Team Development Chair will provide leadership, guidance and support to teams for the Relay for Life; focusing on retention, recruitment, relationship management, and recognition.

    Apply Now!

    For more information please contact:
    Melanie Matheson
    Youth Engagement Coordinator

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society!

We would love to engage you as a volunteer, and throughout the year we offer a number of exciting volunteer opportunities. All volunteer jobs will be posted here, so please check the website for updates, and let us know if you have any questions.



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