Irish Cancer Society volunteers
Date: 
May 14, 2019

National Volunteering Week 2019

The Irish Cancer Society has said that approximately 270,000 hours of volunteers’ time is needed every year to help the Society work towards a future without cancer.

Marking National Volunteering Week 2019, the Society says it has approximately 8,000 volunteers working in a range of areas across the Society, including the Volunteer Driver Service, Daffodil Centres, shops, Peer to Peer Support and community awareness and fundraising campaigns.

The Society has the support of up to 6,000 fundraising volunteers in any given year that participate in one form of fundraising or another. It is these volunteers who continue to support our work with cancer patients and help fund vital cancer researchers.

Delivery of key services and many of the Society’s fundraising campaigns, including Daffodil Day, could not be achieved without the generous support of the volunteers who provide their time and efforts to support people with cancer and their families.

It is impossible to quantify the additional thousands of hours generously given by the public who fundraise on behalf of the Society, without which the Society could not deliver on its mission.

In addition, the Society’s board and committee members all serve in a voluntary capacity providing critical governance oversight and expertise.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Learn more and see current opportunities.