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    Current volunteer opportunities

    Every day people from all walks of life donate their time, knowledge and energy to help Cancer Council SA support people affected by cancer.  People like you make our vital work possible: it is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

    Cancer Council SA is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skills. We take care to ensure your placement is of real benefit to the community and satisfying for you. 
    Throughout the year we offer a range of short and long-term roles, projects and activities that can match your skills, interests and availability.  As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to:

    • make a difference
    • share skills and experience
    • learn new skills
    • teach others
    • gain valuable work experience
    • meet people and make new friends
    • increase your confidence and self esteem.

    Our current opportunities are listed below.

    • 2018 Santos Tour Down Under

      Marketing Byline

      Details:

      The Santos Tour Down Under celebrates 20 years in 2018. Cancer Council SA has been the charity partner for 10 years, which has given us the opportunity to undertake cancer awareness activities across the state, and we have made a difference. But we can't continue our great work without the help of our amazing Ambassadors. You choose where, when and how you volunteer; and of course your family and friends are welcome to join you.

      When:

      Various shifts are available from

      Sunday,14 January to Sunday, 21 January 2018

      Location:

      Various locations around Adelaide, Barossa and Fleurieu regions

       

      Contact Information
      www.rideforareason.com.au/volunteer
    • Adelaide Central Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the annual event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Kylie Gepp on 08 8291 4307 or kgepp@cancersa.org.au
    • Adelaide Hills Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the annual event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Kylie Gepp on 08 8291 4307 or kgepp@cancersa.org.au
    • Adelaide International Kite Festival 2018

      Marketing Byline

      Details:

      The Adelaide International Kite Festival brings kite flyers from around the world to the foreshore of Semaphore Beach, brightening the sky and hypnotising spectators with their twists and turns. We will be back on the foreshore sharing vital SunSmart and healthy lifestyle messages with approximately 50,000 visitors that will attend the festival over the Easter weekend.

      We're looking for:

      • team leaders (1-2 each day)

      • a small team of Ambassadors (5-6 each day) to share messages and provide sunscreen

      When:

      Saturday, 31 March to Monday, 2 April 2018

      11am to 5pm

      Location:

      Semaphore Foreshore

       

      Contact Information
      Ambassador@cancersa.org.au
    • Bordertown Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the biennial event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Kylie Gepp on 08 8291 4307 or kgepp@cancersa.org.au
    • Gardener

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council SA believes we can and will beat cancer, and there are things we can all do every day to bring that day closer. We are here for people affected by cancer today and to prevent and manage cancer into the future.

      Volunteers are an integral part of the extensive services delivered by Cancer Council SA. We currently have over 200 volunteers who dedicate regular and ongoing time to help us achieve our mission of a cancer free future. We highly value the donations we receive and look to minimise costs as much as possible respectively, therefore the work our volunteers do in the office, lodges and offsite is invaluable.

      We are currently looking for a volunteer with a passion for gardening to help us maintain our plants and gardens around the Head Office on Greenhill Road. Ideally, this role will be 1 day a week however we are happy to discuss further depending on your circumstances.

      Initially, this role will require some laborious tasks to clear out and tidy up some of the existing plants. More frequently though, the gardening tasks will be more focussed on maintenance. A basic knowledge of irrigation systems and horticulture would be desirable as suggestions on improvements are welcome. All equipment will be provided by Cancer Council SA.

      If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested in this role, please call Brett Coonan on 08 8291 4125 or email bcoonan@cancersa.org.au. Ideally, we would like a volunteer gardener to join our team as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a police check, through Cancer Council SA, before commencing.

      Contact Information
      Brett Coonan on 08 8291 4125 or email bcoonan@cancersa.org.au
    • In Memory Volunteer

      Marketing Byline

      Are you compassionate and empathetic? Would you like to make a real difference in the lives of others?

      We are seeking a reliable, compassionate, empathetic volunteer interested in assisting Cancer Council SA (CSAA) with our in Memory program where donations are made in memory of a loved one.

      This opportunity involves

      • Collecting donations from the offices of funeral homes
      • Attending a funeral service to collect donations from people attending the service in lieu of flowers and returning donations to the Cancer Council SA office
      • Setting up a display table at funeral services
      • Assisting people in completing their donation form
      • Developing and maintaining friendly relationships with funeral home staff

      You will need

      • Flexibility to attend funerals 
      • Ability to represent Cancer Council SA in a sometimes upsetting environment at funerals
      • A very compassionate approach to bereaved families
      • A current South Australian driving license
      • A high level of interpersonal communication skills 
      • A good understanding of the work of CCSA
      • Good organisation and time management skills
      • To be completely reliable in fulfilling commitments or providing prior notice to enable alternative arrangements to be made where necessary

      With an enviable reputation as one of SA's most trusted charities for over 80 years, Cancer Council SA is the state's leading cancer charity, dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer on all South Australians through research, prevention and support strategies. You can join us and know that each day you're making a real difference, uniting the community in the fight to beat cancer.

      If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 8291 4324.  To express your interest, please apply to us at events@cancersa.org.au or to GPO Box 929, Unley BC SA 5061.

      Cancer Council SA is an equal opportunity employer committed to effective volunteer involvement and maintains a non-smoking environment.

      Please note that as a part of our recruitment process you may be required to undertake a medical assessment, police clearance check and/or any practical assessment deemed appropriate to the role.
       

      Contact Information
      events@cancersa.org.au
    • Limestone Coast Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the biennial event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Aaron Tannahill on 08 8291 4175 or atannahill@cancersa.org.au
    • Murraylands Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the biennial event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Kylie Gepp on 08 8291 4307 or kgepp@cancersa.org.au
    • People's Choice Credit Union Undies Run 2018

      Marketing Byline

      Details:

      The atmosphere is electric as more than 1,500 brave runners strip down to their undies for a daring dash through the city to support the 23 South Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer each week.

      We are looking for volunteers to help create a fun and energtic vibe and help us make this event behind the scenes.

      Roles include:

      • registration & retail

      • logistics

      • cloak and change rooms

      • welcoming & crowd control

      When:

      Sunday, 14 January 2018

      Times are role dependent

      Location:

      Adelaide

       

      Contact Information
      eventvolunteers@cancersa.org.au
    • Port Augusta Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the biennial event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Aaron Tannahill on 08 8291 4175 or atannahill@cancersa.org.au
    • Port Lincoln Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the biennial event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Aaron Tannahill on 08 8291 4175 or atannahill@cancersa.org.au
    • Riverland Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the annual event, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Kylie Gepp on 08 8291 4307 or kgepp@cancersa.org.au
    • Southern Regions Relay For Life - Volunteer Organising Team

      Marketing Byline

      Cancer Council's Relay For Life is all about celebrating the courage of local people affected by cancer and spreading hope. It is a unique event where teams of up to 20 people challenge themselves to take turns to keep a baton moving in a relay style walking throughout the night to symbolise that cancer never sleeps.

      Events are a hive of energy, colour and excitement, all powered by passionate members of the community. They are the Volunteer Organising Team and are ultimately responsible for making the event possible.

      There are a variety of roles to suit all skills and personalities so really it's about finding one that you love, grabbing hold of it and making it your own. Opportunities like Event Lead, Media & Marketing, Catering, Team Recruitment and Development, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics plus more are all up for grabs. And an interest in Event Management would certainly come in handy!

      The Volunteer Organising Team meet monthly to plan and organise the event which runs every 18 months, and are fully supported by Cancer Council SA staff. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, please get in touch. We would LOVE to chat to you soon.

      Contact Information
      Please contact Kylie Gepp on 08 8291 4307 or kgepp@cancersa.org.au


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