Why volunteer?

Whether it's hours, days or months, the time you give really does matter!

Volunteers provide vital support to the Cancer Society and are a valued part of our workforce. Without the support and commitment of dedicated volunteers we would not be able to provide our wide range of free services.

When you commit to being a Cancer Society volunteer you ensure that we can continue to achieve our mission of reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in our communities.

Volunteer roles include - 

  • Driving people to and from cancer treatment and appointments
  • Assisting at the Cancer Society's Daffodil House
  • Providing practical support to people affected by cancer in your own community
  • Helping with administrative work in our offices
  • Assisting with fundraising events such as Daffodil Day and Relay For Life, either in preparation for the event or on the day
  • Health promotion advocacy, campaigns and events

Volunteering is a great opportunity for you to do make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills, and develop lasting friendships.

Our commitment to our volunteers is to provide on-going training, support and recognition and make every effort to match your availability and level of commitment with the needs of the volunteer role or assignment. Become a volunteer today and make a difference in the lives of the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.

Hear why people volunteer for Cancer Society and see the difference they are making.


Meet Sharon, Daffodil Day Area Coordinator

Meet Jan, Hospital Volunteer

Meet Graham, Volunteer Driver

Meet Jenny, Administrative Volunteer