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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.

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.

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CIBC Run for the Cure

Planning and organizing the Run takes time, passion and creative thinking. In partnership with volunteers and staff, you could be part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Be a part of this national event where success depends on local leadership. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results. This year's Run is on October 6, 2019.

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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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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.

Thank you for choosing to offer your time and talents to support the Canadian Cancer Society. Our volunteer opportunities look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We value the health and safety of volunteers, staff and the people we support. For that reason, we have temporarily closed our offices and suspended our in-person volunteering, as well as recruitment and intake for most volunteer roles. In the coming months, we’re hoping that it will be safe to reopen opportunities. We’re also working to identify how volunteers can be involved remotely and online. If you are interested in becoming a prospective volunteer, please email us and include information about your skills, experience, and areas of interest.



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