The support from volunteers is vital to the efforts of the Cancer Society of New Zealand to improve community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer on our communities.
This year we celebrate National Volunteer Week in Te Reo Maori with the theme, “He Tangata! He Tangata! He Tangata!” The phrase translates as It is people, It is people, It is people, and is the answer to a Maori proverb which asks what is the most important thing? Volunteers maximise the Cancer Society’s potential and are key connectors to our community. They bring the community into the organisation, take the key messages out and deliver a range of services in the community. During National Volunteer Week, Cancer Society Divisions celebrate the volunteer contribution in a range of ways. Contact your local Cancer Society office to find out what is happening in your area.
Throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand, over 3500 Cancer Society volunteers are actively involved locally in providing information and support for people affected by cancer, fundraising, health promotion, administration, and governance.
Volunteering is a positive way to support your local Cancer Society of New Zealand and people affected by cancer.
If you would like to volunteer or find out more about volunteering contact your local Cancer Society of New Zealand by clicking on the link below for the area closest to you.