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Why volunteer?

Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments and we wouldn’t be able to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without you.

When you join our nationwide team, you have the combined strength of volunteers from across the country standing behind you to help you make a difference in someone’s life.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

CIBC Run For The Cure

Offer your expertise and community connections by joining a CIBC Run for the Cure committee.

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Relay For Life

Cancer changes everything. So can you. Volunteer on your own or with your friends and family at a Relay For Life, or learn how to register or join a team.

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General Volunteer Application

There are many ways to volunteer and make a difference in your community.  

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Research has shown that volunteering not only helps you live longer, but it makes you healthier too!

Volunteer Testimonials

Here are some quotes from Canadian Cancer Society volunteers about their experiences and why they volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society:

“My work as a youth volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society is really being recognized and appreciated.” Julia

“I wanted to show my gratitude towards the charity that probably kept my grandmother alive, alongside lots of other cancer survivors.” Karen

There are as many reasons why people volunteer as there are ways you can get involved. Apply today to get started.

  • National Volunteer Week is April 23 – 29, 2017

    Every community has its heroes. You are one of ours.

    On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, we would like to thank you for volunteering with us. During National Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29), we especially want to remember our heroes. Your time, commitment and tireless energy reaches into communities across Ontario to help enhance the lives of people living with cancer and their families.

    As a volunteer, you give the Canadian Cancer Society the needed strength to have the biggest impact in the fight against cancer by:

    • Helping us raise money for life-saving research into all forms of cancer, as well as vital support and prevention services
    • Adding your support to our fight for health policies that better serve people with cancer and laws and programs that protect Canadians from cancer-causing threats
    • Providing practical and emotional support to the cause, including one on one peer support, so that no one faces cancer alone

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Stories

Paulette Hicks A random act of kindness during one of the most vulnerable times in someone’s life can be powerful.

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Investing to reduce cancer burden

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Last year CCS funded $40 million in cancer research, thanks to our donors. Discover how you can help reduce the burden of cancer.

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