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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.

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.

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 October 25th, 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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