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Volunteer

Light the Night volunteersOur volunteers have been helping to beat blood cancers since the charity was established in 1975. Their support is invaluable because we don’t receive any ongoing government funding and so rely completely on the generosity of individuals, communities and organisations to help us provide patient support and invest in research. The tireless work of our volunteers is vital in helping us support and care for patients and families affected by blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Ways to volunteer

View current opportunities here.

Or, read on for ideas on how you can help out.

Starting a new Branch

Now’s your chance to start up a group of enthusiastic and passionate volunteers who support each other throughout the year and form a committee responsible for fundraising and hosting events on behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation. You will be ambassadors and advocates for the Leukaemia Foundation, and will have the chance to be creative with your event and fundraising activities.

You may have a connection to the Leukaemia Foundation or to blood cancer; or you may want to make a difference in your community; or you may have experience with fundraising or event organising. This is a hands-on volunteer role perfectly suited to those who want to give back to their local community and see first-hand the contributions you make.

If you’re interested in applying to start a branch, please email us here.

Driving people to and from treatment

Would you like to be a volunteer driver? Offering a friendly smile and a helping hand to people undergoing treatment, this role could be just right for you. If you’re over 25yo, have a current open driver’s licence and are available for at least one day a month between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, we’d love to hear from you. Call the team on 1800 555 021 today.

Providing administrative or maintenance support

As an administration volunteer, you can support the daily operation of the Leukaemia Foundation, answering phones, entering data and helping with mail. If you have a green thumb or are handy with a hammer, you could help to maintain our accommodation centres.

Sharing technical expertise

The Leukaemia Foundation benefits significantly from the professional expertise of volunteers, including our Board. Our Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee comprises scientists and clinical research haematologists, as does our research grant review committee. Medical and allied health professionals also present at conferences and support our education programs. If you are a researcher, doctor, nurse, complementary therapist, financial advisor, career guidance counsellor, motivational speaker or have another technical skills to contribute, please contact us.

Starting a local support network

Our Support Services team extends across the country, but if you live in an area where there isn’t one, you could help by starting a support network. With our support, you can create a place for local people to meet people with similar experiences.

Helping at events

When it comes to fundraising and support services events, volunteers help with everything! From hairdressers helping to shave heads or being a route marshal for sponsored walks and runs, to providing registration support at disease education seminars and conferences – if you are fit and able, the opportunities to help are endless.

Current volunteering opportunities

Opportunities will be posted here as they become available, or you can contact us to make an enquiry.

All Australia - Light the Night

We couldn't hold Light the Night without the help of our amazing volunteers, who give up their time and expertise at events, big and small, across Australia.

If you would like to volunteer for 2019, on Friday 11 October, we will give you all the training and support you need.

We need people to host events, hand out lanterns, be track marshals, take donations and help with setting up and packing up.

We also welcome volunteers who have specialist skills wanting to donate their time and professional expertise, such as event photographers, videographers and face painters.

By becoming a volunteer, you will be helping our cause in the most practical way, have the chance to meet new people, and have fun!

Sign up to express your interest

Brisbane, QLD - Stadium Stomp Volunteers

Sunday 28 July, 2019

Several shifts available - visit the registration link below to find out more.

We’re calling out for volunteers to help at Stadium Stomp - a massive stair climb event held within some of our most iconic and biggest sporting stadiums. The Leukaemia Foundation is the proud charity partner of this year’s Stomp, and we’d love you to join us!

Sign up to become a volunteer

Please ensure you tick the box to show you are supporting the Leukaemia Foundation, this will help us secure much needed funds to help people living with blood cancers.  If have any queries please email volunteer@stadiumstomp.com.

There are several shifts to choose from; shift 1 starts 5.30am, shift 2 starts between 9:00-11:00am.

Please note Stadium Stomp can be flexible with your start time to a certain degree. You may be able to start or finish later to accommodate any restrictions you may have with getting to or leaving the venue. Please note, while Stadium Stomp will be looking after all volunteers, you will be supporting the Leukaemia Foundation.

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you love getting involved in the community and raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation? We’re always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to come on board and help us out at our Stadium Stomp event in Brisbane.

Roles & Responsibilities 
With various jobs available from start line marshals, course marshalling, registrations, set up/ pack down, runners, water stations, finish line marshals etc., there’s sure to be a job for you!

- Area Leaders: For the more experienced volunteers or leaders, there are various Area Leader roles that will see you manage a small team of volunteers in any of the areas listed above.

Volunteer Rewards
- Official Stadium Stomp beanie or cap
- FREE course entry* (available with first shifts only)
- Breakfast and/or lunch and snacks
- Water
- Certificate of Appreciation (personalised upon request)
- Invaluable major event experience.

Most importantly, a warm fuzzy feeling from helping deliver this fabulous stomping event!

Geraldton, WA - Leukaemia Foundation Friends of the Foundation

Ongoing role - a few hours per month, some weekends

Volunteering on a committee is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in your community, be part of a fun and supportive group of people who want to make a difference to people living with blood cancer.  You will become an ambassador and advocate for the Leukaemia Foundation and raise vital funds. Fundraising volunteers run and participate in fundraising events, source auction items, sell raffle tickets and connect with patients and families affected by blood cancer.

This is a hands-on volunteer role perfectly suited to those who want to give back to their local community and see first-hand the contributions you make. Put your skills and experience forward by supporting the existing Albany Friends of the Foundation group with their ongoing fundraising and event activity throughout the year.

If you're organised, love working with people, have a passion for delivering brilliant customer service, are interested in events and fundraising, then this role is for you. You may have a connection to the Leukaemia Foundation, having lost a family member or friend to blood cancer or experienced someone going through treatment or you have an interest in wanting to make a difference to your community.

Benefits include:

- Meet other like-minded people and create new friendships
- Make a difference to people in your local community
- Maintain existing skills and learn new skills
- We provide our volunteers with all the training they need
- Build confidence
- Pursue a special interest
- Have fun and stay active
- Recognized as a key stakeholder of the Leukaemia Foundation, we celebrate our volunteer milestones and your amazing achievements.

Additional requirements:
- Attendance at regular meetings and fundraising events.

By joining you will be instrumental in supporting patients and their families living with blood cancer.

To enquire please email volunteer@leukaemia.org.au.

Albany, WA - Leukaemia Foundation Friends of the Foundation

Ongoing role - a few hours per month, some weekends

Volunteering on a committee is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in your community, be part of a fun and supportive group of people who want to make a difference to people living with blood cancer.  You will become an ambassador and advocate for the Leukaemia Foundation and raise vital funds. Fundraising volunteers run and participate in fundraising events, source auction items, sell raffle tickets and connect with patients and families affected by blood cancer.

This is a hands-on volunteer role perfectly suited to those who want to give back to their local community and see first-hand the contributions you make. Put your skills and experience forward by supporting the existing Albany Friends of the Foundation group with their ongoing fundraising and event activity throughout the year.

If you're organised, love working with people, have a passion for delivering brilliant customer service, are interested in events and fundraising, then this role is for you. You may have a connection to the Leukaemia Foundation, having lost a family member or friend to blood cancer or experienced someone going through treatment or you have an interest in wanting to make a difference to your community.

Benefits include:
- Meet other like-minded people and create new friendships
- Make a difference to people in your local community
- Maintain existing skills and learn new skills
- We provide our volunteers with all the training they need
- Build confidence
- Pursue a special interest
- Have fun and stay active
- Recognized as a key stakeholder of the Leukaemia Foundation, we celebrate our volunteer milestones and your amazing achievements.

Additional requirements:
- Attendance at regular meetings and fundraising events.

By joining you will be instrumental in supporting patients and their families living with blood cancer.

To enquire please email volunteer@leukaemia.org.au.

Sydney, NSW - Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Want to be part of the action and have some fun? We would like to invite you to join the Leukaemia Foundation Volunteer Team at Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, meet people with similar interests and have some fun. So get involved on Sunday 15 September 2019.  

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of Sydney's iconic landmarks.

Shifts start at 5am and are usually 6 hours. Free public transport is available on the day to get to and from the event.

Sign up to express your interest

Gidgegannup, WA - Event Volunteers needed for a Cycling Event
The Leukaemia Foundation is calling for volunteers for the Element Road Series in Gidgegannup on Sunday 28th July. Several volunteers are needed for each shift with opportunities to work on the Registration Desk, the Hydration Station Team and the Course Marshall Team. Shift times as follows:
  • 5.30am - 11am
  • 10-.30am - 4pm
  • 6.30am - 12.30pm
  • 11pm - 4pm
 
Do you love meeting new people, being involved in the buzz of a sporting event and helping the community, then this is the opportunity for you.  
 
Please get in touch for more information, we need your support to help make this event a success!
 
Registration Desk Assistant
As a registration desk assistant volunteer, you will be welcoming riders, assisting with accurate registration, distributing and collecting race numbers and transponders. You will assist with set up and pack down of the registration area.
 
Hydration Station Team
As part of the Hydration Station Team you will be positioned along the route and provide assistance to riders by monitoring rider traffic, ensuring supplies don't run out and assist with the set up and pack down of the hydration station.
 
Course Marshalls
Volunteers working as Course Marshalls will communicate with Event Control, provide directional assistance to riders, alert them to upcoming hazards and report any problems to event control.

Email us to express your interest

Sydney, NSW - City2Surf

Come and be part of the Leukaemia Foundation Support Crew at City2Surf Sydney on Sunday 11 August. The shift time is 6.45am to 9.45am

Do you love meeting new people, being involved in the buzz of a sporting event and helping the community, then this is the opportunity for you. 

You will 

  • Welcome Leukaemia Foundation fundraisers and thank them for their support
  • Encourage people to have a warm up session, led by a Leukaemia Foundation staff member
  • Hand out merchandise to supporters
  • Congratulate and hand out water to racers at the end of race

We will meet outside the Museum Station and be travelling in public transport from Hyde Park and then to Bondi Junction. Walking from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach.

We will supply you with a running singlet to wear on the day.

Why volunteer?

If you volunteer with the Leukaemia Foundation you will be making a positive difference to the lives of patients with blood cancer, as well as to our research to find improved treatments and cures. Your time, skills and technical knowledge are highly valued and can be of enormous benefit to your community. Volunteering also means you’ll meet new people, gain experience and have fun!

» Meet one of our volunteers and learn more about his experience

 

We value our volunteers

Our volunteers are treated with the same respect as the paid members of our team and are offered positions that best recognise their skills and personal preferences. Volunteers are provided with support and training to perform their chosen tasks. All our volunteers are required to attend an orientation session, featuring an organisational overview and an introduction to volunteering.

Register your interest

If you are interested in volunteering for the Leukaemia Foundation, fill in the below form and one of our Volunteer Coordinators will contact you soon.

Last updated on July 5th, 2019

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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