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Use your cancer experience to help others

Peer support volunteers know what it’s like to live with cancer because they are cancer survivors or were caregivers to someone with cancer. Through CancerConnection, our nationwide telephone support program, peer support volunteers offer encouragement, compassion and practical support – from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond – to the person living with cancer and their family.

The Society also offers adult support groups in many communities across Canada. The types of groups available in each area may vary. Some groups are specific to one type of cancer, while others may offer general support for people living with cancer.

Peer support volunteers are matched based on factors such as type of cancer, sex, treatment, side effects, relationship to the person who is diagnosed, age and family situation. All volunteers receive extensive training and ongoing support.

The Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick is currently in need of cancer survivors and caregivers with a recent cancer experience (less than 10 years) to add to our current volunteer base. All types of cancer experiences are needed, but there is a greater need for individuals who have been diagnosed with less common types of cancer. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the Canadian Cancer Society, please contact ccsnb@nb.cancer.ca or 1-800-455-9090.

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