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Making a difference

Cancer Council SA Ambassadors partner with us to take higher action to promote a cancer free future in their homes, workplaces, schools, universities, sporting clubs – in fact, everywhere.

They are regular South Australians who want to make a difference in their community.

They are experienced Cancer Council SA event day or ongoing volunteers.

They have shown leadership potential and been invited to become an Ambassador.

What do Ambassadors do?

Cancer Council SA Ambassadors utilise their personal experience with cancer and work alongside Cancer Council SA staff in our cancer prevention, cancer support and fundraising activies.

Our Ambassadors:

  • represent Cancer Council SA at community events across the state
  • act for Cancer Council SA in local communities and workplaces
  • communicate cancer prevention messages to help reduce South Australia’s cancer risk
  • generate awareness of Cancer Council SA’s support services within the community
  • share their personal cancer story to promote hope and support
  • lead one-off and event day volunteer teams and projects
  • promote and champion fundraising events

“Having lost my dear mother last year after a terrible 13-month battle, I’ve seen how cancer can shake people to their core. I want to let my personal experience make a positive difference to other people’s lives and not waste the opportunity I’ve been given” – Kylie, 27 of Nailsworth.

How can I get involved?

Ambassadors are identified from our active ongoing and event day volunteers.
They have shown leadership potential and/or have a desire to increase their commitment to Cancer Council SA.

They will be recommended by their Responsible Officer or the Volunteer Management Team.

“Every opportunity has enabled me to offer support, education and understanding to cancer patients and families. Every time I attend an activity, I am rewarded with thanks, hugs, warmth and congratulations for sharing my story. Sharing my story can be difficult, however it also helps me to realise why I fought cancer, how lucky I am, and how amazing life really is.” – Kath, 54 of Uraidla

Explore current volunteer opportunities

If you wish to volunteer for Cancer Council SA, we encourage you to connect through our event volunteer or ongoing volunteer pathways or leave an expression of interest.

For more information, please contact us at

P: 8291 4111