Volunteering at Leukaemia Foundation

Our 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.

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!

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 an induction, along with support and training to perform their chosen tasks.

Ways to volunteer

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.

Explore our volunteer opportunities for current volunteer vacancies.

Start a new Branch

Do you have a connection to the Leukaemia Foundation or to blood cancer; or want to make a difference in your community? 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.

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.

If you’re interested in starting a branch, please explore our volunteer opportunities to submitt your expression of interest.

Drive 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 25 years old, have a current open driver’s licence and are available for at least one day a month between 8:30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, we’d love to hear from you. Call the team on 1800 555 021 today.

Provide administrative support

As an administration volunteer, you can support the daily operation of the Leukaemia Foundation, answering phones, entering data and helping with mail. Explore our volunteer opportunities for current volunteer vacancies.

Share 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.