Ways of volunteering

There are many ways to volunteer with us.

Office volunteers

Hundreds of volunteers work in our office on a weekly basis. Roles include:

  • Customer service in our retail shop
  • Administrative support
  • Helping with mail orders
  • Making calls with our Telemarketing team
  • Packing orders for retail merchandise

Fundraising volunteers

Our major fundraising events include:

Many thousands of volunteers get involved in these events by selling merchandise, holding their own functions or helping with administration in our office. The success of our fundraising depends on our volunteers. See our fundraising page for ways to get involved in our events, or create your own. 

Regional fundraising groups

We have a number of regional fundraising groups located across Victoria. These groups help support their local communities and raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention programs and support services. Many participate in our major events, and also organise local fundraisers including stalls, raffles, trivia nights and open gardens.

For more details contact us at supportercare@cancervic.org.au or on 1300 65 65 85.

Relay For Life

Each Relay For Life event begins with a Survivors and Carers Walk that honours participants' courage, strength and victory over cancer. By attending a Survivors and Carers Walk, all Victorians can reflect on their own cancer journeys, or show their support for others facing cancer. For more information visit www.relayforlife.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

Telephone peer support (Cancer Connect)

Cancer Connect is a phone peer support service that puts people in touch with others who've had a similar cancer experience. A minimum 2-year period since completion of treatment for cancer is required to be a Cancer Connect volunteer. Call Cancer Council 13 11 20 for details.


We're in desperate need of donated wigs, beanies, and holiday breaks for people undergoing cancer treatments. We need more people to sew (not knit) hats, chemo caps and cotton scarves for summer. We also need more donations of holiday homes, units or retreats so we can offer cancer patients a short holiday break. It doesn't need to be long – a weekend or 2 a year is very useful. If you can help, contact cis@cancervic.org.au or 13 11 20.