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Volunteer at regional centres, lodges and hospitals

If you’re looking for an opportunity to provide comfort and support to people with cancer and their families while they receive treatment, consider volunteering in a regional centre, lodge or local hospital.

Your role may include helping people receiving cancer treatment find their way around, helping them prepare for appointments and providing comfort while they’re waiting for or receiving treatment. You may also share information about the Canadian Cancer Society and other support services they may want to connect with in their community. Together, we create a unique environment that focuses on the needs of people living with cancer.

  • Daffodil Place

    Daffodil Place is a home away from home for people with cancer who must travel to St. John’s for medical appointments and treatments.

    Offer support to patients and their families staying at Daffodil Place by volunteering at the front desk or getting involved in the evening recreation program.

  • Practical support, resource rooms and Our Living Room

    As a practical support volunteer, you will assist people living with cancer to find appropriate practical supports, such as wigs, turbans and breast prostheses, offered free of charge at one of the Society’s regional offices or in the Canadian Cancer Society personal resource room – Our Living Room – in the Dr H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic in St. John’s.

    The Canadian Cancer Society relies on the donations of turbans and head coverings from generous volunteers who give their time and talent to create these items.

    For information about how and where to obtain practical assistance or if you are interested in volunteering at a resource room, contact your local regional office or contact our provincial office at 709-753-6520 or toll-free at 1-888-753-6520. You can also print and complete a Volunteer Information Form (PDF).



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