Cancer Connect

Talk to someone who understands what you're going through and knows what it's like to have cancer affect their life and their loved ones.

"My volunteer made me feel I wasn't alone."

Call 13 11 20 (Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5pm, local call costs) and ask about our Cancer Connect program. You'll be linked with a trained volunteer who's had a similar cancer experience to you in terms of cancer type, cancer treatment, age and family circumstances.

It's free and confidential.

All volunteers are trained and supported by our cancer nurses to offer emotional and practical support.

Cancer Connect is available for:

A selected volunteer will give you a call at home when it's convenient. Support is available at any stage throughout the cancer experience – at diagnosis, during or after treatment.

We can link people all over Victoria with more than 160 volunteers who've had a range of cancer experiences.

Link me with this service...

To connect, simply submit your details online.

Volunteer with this service

Become a volunteer as a:

  cancer survivor

  family member or carer.

We are urgently looking for Cancer Connect volunteers of rarer cancer types including gynaecological cancers, bladder, stomach and myeloma cancers. Full training and ongoing support will be provided.


Updated: 06 Nov, 2015