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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.

General Volunteer Application

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

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Volunteer for Daffodil Month

Volunteers are urgently needed in April. When you volunteer just a few hours of your time during Daffodil Month, you help save lives and support people who are living with cancer. Volunteering is a small gesture that makes an enormous difference.

Find local volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Daffodil Month. You will be able to sign up online by the first week of March. In the meantime, if you would like to speak with someone directly about volunteering in April, please contact your local Community Office.


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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  • 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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Heather Moyes I encourage every woman – regardless of how young or how old – to be aware of their body

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Together we can reduce the burden of cancer

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Last year, we only had the resources available to fund 40% of high-priority research projects. Imagine the impact we could have if we were able to fund 100%.

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