Our volunteers are as diverse as the volunteer opportunities available:
- You can volunteer for as few or as many hours as you'd like. We offer flexible schedules and convenient ways to volunteer with different levels of commitment and responsibility. Volunteer once a week, once a month or once in a while!
- We can match volunteer assignments to your capabilities and interests. You can leverage your unique talents and strengths toward helping us fulfil our mission.
- We can help train you if you'd like to learn a new skill.
- You can join our internship program and be exposed to marketing and management strategies in a nonprofit setting. You'll also gain a professional reference for future jobs or graduate study.
Most regions need volunteers to help with:
- fundraising events such as Team In Training, Light The Night Walk and School & Youth Programs
- office support
- donor development
- patient services and family support groups
- education programs
- advocacy to local legislators
- corporate sponsorships
- expos and health fairs
Share Your Expertise
We also need volunteers with specific expertise to perform highly skilled functions. We're always looking for:
- nurses and social workers to facilitate family support groups and contact patients
- professionals who can serve on committees
- public relations, marketing, law, finance and event-planning specialists
- individuals who've been touched by blood cancer to become First Connection counsellors to newly diagnosed patients and their families
Whatever your experience, whatever your time constraints, we can find the right - and most rewarding - volunteer opportunity for you!
Did You Know?
The benefits of volunteering are countless. Look at some of the ways volunteering can have a positive impact on your life while you're making an impact on the life of someone touched by blood cancer. Volunteering can:
- Make you healthier. Research has shown that people who volunteer live longer lives, have a better quality of life as they age, have better resilience when suffering from a health condition and experience less depression than those who don't volunteer.
- Give you the edge in being hired for a new job. Most hiring managers, when evaluating applicants of similar capabilities, will choose to hire someone who has volunteer experience on his or her resume over someone who doesn't.
- Help you develop new skills and capabilities. You can make yourself more marketable to potential employers by taking advantage of the opportunity to learn a new skill and enhance your capabilities.
- Give you a sense of purpose. Volunteering is a rewarding outlet for personal pride and achievement. When you volunteer, you're making a positive contribution to your community.
- Introduce you to new people. Share your passion with like-minded volunteers working to improve the health of your community and form new social bonds.
- Leave you with a lasting legacy. What better way to be thought of than as someone whose generosity and selfless service makes a difference in the lives of others?
How to Volunteer
Tell us how you would like to volunteer in your community.