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Canadian Cancer Society volunteers represent a broad spectrum of ages, cultures, abilities and experiences. Each volunteer brings unique gifts through sharing their time, energy and skills.

Learn more about why people like you volunteer for the Society and the impact they are having in the fight for life.

Prevention volunteer

Support others going through cancer

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Leadership volunteer

Local volunteers

Meet Derek Strokon - Community Ambassador
Derek Strokon, Community Ambassador of the Canadian Cancer Society

Derek Strokon is an enthusiastic and committed volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society. Volunteering with the Society since 2006, Derek currently fills the role of Community Ambassador, which means that he is involved in just about everything that we do!

Derek has been a part of the Fraser Valley Region annual Daffodil and Gift Wrap Campaigns, assists on the day of at our events and hosts his own Independant Fundraising Events. Derek speaks to community groups, organizations and businesses about the Canadian Cancer Society, the work that we do and the opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved with us whenever he can. His most recent community appearance was "pinning" (placing a daffodil pin on the lapel) Dianne Watts - City of Surrey Mayor, to mark the beginning of Daffodil Month.

"It is important for all of us to give back since cancer has touched so many lives. The Canadian Cancer Society does such important work raising awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. When I am volunteering it feels like I am doing my little bit to help, and if everyone did their little bit we would get a lot done!"

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Canadian Cancer Society or to register to become a volunteer please click here.



Steve Manske Helping young people improve their health

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A home away from home

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For cancer patients who must travel a great distance to get to treatment, Canadian Cancer Society lodges offer a welcoming place to stay.

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