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Why volunteer?

Volunteering with the 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.

For many in Saskatchewan, the question is not “why volunteer” but “why not volunteer”.

We live in a province where volunteerism is so much a part of us that it is a way of life. Saskatchewan consistently ranks the highest among other provinces in volunteerism rates. No wonder! Our geography, climate and pioneering spirit have shaped how we approach volunteerism as a given – and a necessity. Hockey rinks, community centres and many of the social and recreation services we find in Saskatchewan today are due to the time, dedication and ingenuity of volunteers.

The Canadian Cancer Society also owes its roots to the tenacity of volunteers – Saskatchewan volunteers – who were determined to tackle cancer mortality rates. And the cancer patient lodges in Saskatoon and Regina? Say thank you to the Saskatchewan volunteers of the time who conceived of and raise the funds that have resulted in their existence.

Canadian Cancer Society volunteers Saskatchewan are 10,000 strong in number. You collectively give incredible amounts of time to the mission. You lead, support, advocate, fundraise, raise awareness, and so much more.

Look through our website, talk to us or talk to one of our volunteers to find out about the incredible ways Saskatchewan volunteers are impacting our mission today. More than helping the Canadian Cancer Society – volunteers are the Canadian Cancer Society.

To read more about why you might benefit from volunteering, please check out Lorna’s Blog. Whether you have moments or a lifetime of moments to offer we would be incredibly honoured to have you on our team! Apply now.

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