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Ways to volunteer

Your gift of time can make a difference

How volunteers strengthen our work

Volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society has a real impact. Together with our donors, advocates, researchers and partners, you can volunteer to help improve the cancer experience for the nearly 1 in 2 Canadians who will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

Current volunteer opportunities

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Join a fundraising committee

Be part of a team of dedicated peers who help organize community events in support of research and services 

Help People with Cancer Access Treatment

For people living with cancer, transportation to treatment is just one of many challenges. You can help provide rides to appointments for life-saving treatment. Become a volunteer driver today.

What do you want to do?

Join the team driving our research and services through fundraising


Improve the cancer experience for someone in your community

Share your skills and have a real impact


The Walking School Bus

The Walking School Bus is an organized system of getting children to school on foot under the supervision of trained and screened adult volunteers.

BETTER Women

The Canadian Cancer Society recognizes that making healthy behavior changes can be difficult to achieve alone. That’s why we are working in partnership with Women’s College Hospital to provide support to women aged 40-65 to take control of their health so they can prevent chronic disease, including cancer.

BETTER Women is a health promotion program that offers women free access to a volunteer peer health coach who is trained to help them reach and maintain their health and cancer screening goals. The goals are created by the participant and a peer health coach will be there along the participant's journey to provide additional motivation and help them stay accountable.

Not sure or don’t see your ideal role?

Our volunteer recruitment cycles change over the year based on when activities occur and when opportunities arise. We encourage you to sign up for updates to see available roles as they come. That way, you’ll be the first to know if that ideal role appears.

We also offer several other meaningful ways to support our mission outside of volunteering.