Volunteer | Leukaemia Foundation


Leukaemia Foundation volunteersTo take the best care of our volunteers as we navigate through COVID-19 all in person volunteer opportunities with the Leukaemia Foundation have been postponed until further notice. To be the first to receive updates on when our roles are live again, register as a volunteer on our volunteering website.

Our wonderful volunteers have been helping beat blood cancer since the Leukaemia Foundation was established in 1975.

As we receive no ongoing government funding, volunteers are vital in enabling us to support and care for patients and families affected by blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

If you can give an hour or two a week in one of our offices, help at one of our events, or start a branch in your community, we’d love to hear from you. Your gift of time will help us work towards reaching our life saving goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

Ways to volunteer

Offering your time, skills and knowledge can benefit people living with blood cancer in so many ways. As well as sharing your experience, you might pick up some new skills as you work side-by-side with some amazing people. It may even be a stepping-stone to advancing your career. It’s not all work though, our volunteers often become like family who look forward to catching up, socialising and having fun!

Explore our volunteer website to discover what opportunities are available near you. Make sure you sign up as a volunteer: once you’re registered you will receive the latest volunteer opportunities, updates and news.

Register as a volunteer now

Starting a new Branch

Are you passionate about supporting people living with blood cancer in your community? We’d love to help you form a branch in your local area. You’ll work hands-on with other passionate people to provide information about the Leukaemia Foundation’s services, host local fundraising events and raise awareness about blood cancer and its impact.

You may have a connection to the Leukaemia Foundation or to blood cancer. Perhaps you have experience with fundraising or event organising. Most of all, you want to give back to your community and make a real difference to people living with blood cancer and their families.

If you’re interested in applying to start a branch in your community, please search for Branch roles on our volunteer website.

Providing administrative or maintenance support

Administration volunteers play an important role in supporting our office teams. No two days will ever be the same! You may be answering phones, entering data, helping with the mail or writing thank you notes to our supporters.

Helping at events

When it comes to fundraising and support services events, our energetic volunteers help with everything! From hairdressers shaving heads at World’s Greatest Shave to route marshals directing participants on our sponsored walks and runs. You might even help welcome and register attendees to our disease education seminars and conferences. If you are fit and able, the opportunities to volunteer at events are endless.

» “Volunteering helped me find my new love!” – Meet Ian, one of our volunteers

We value our volunteers

We will offer you positions that best recognise your skills and personal preferences and provide you with all the support and training you need to thrive in your role. We look forward to welcoming you as a volunteer soon!

Last updated on May 21st, 2020

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.

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