National Volunteering Week

Volunteers in front of a Daffodil Centre
May 15th, 2017 to May 21st, 2017

May 15-21 is National Volunteering Week in Ireland, a time for the Irish Cancer Society to take time to appreciate and thank all of the thousands of volunteers working across the country to help deliver the Irish Cancer Society's mission to stop cancer.

We wouldn't be able to do what we do--save lives--without our volunteers. From all of us to all of you, thank you for your hard work and your generosity.

Whether a volunteer spends a few hours selling daffodil pins on Daffodil Day or clocks up several hours a month driving patients to chemotherapy treatments, each contribution is important.

The Society would be unable to deliver quality services without the continued efforts and support of its volunteers.

National Volunteering Week is also an opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring work of volunteers and highlight the value and impact of volunteering to Irish society.

Volunteers like Margaret, who in the video below tells her story of how and why she got involved with the Irish Cancer Society's Volunteer Driver Service:

Watch: Margaret is one of our amazing volunteer drivers who provide cancer patients lifts to chemotherapy treatments in hospitals across Ireland.

Whether you’re an individual, a company or an organisation, everyone cancer take part in National Volunteering Week and it’s easy to get involved.

Volunteer with the Irish Cancer Society

National Volunteering Week is the one week of the year when the people of Ireland are encouraged to give volunteering a try.

When it comes to volunteering, everyone has something to give and so much to gain from getting involved.

There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Irish Cancer Society:

Volunteer at an Irish Cancer Society charity shop

Our charity shops are in 21 communities all over Ireland.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us out a few hours a week at their local shop.

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Volunteer at an Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Centre

A group of Daffodil Centre volunteersOur Daffodil Centres are located in 13 hospitals across Ireland.

Volunteers are needed to help out with providing information and support to people concerned about cancer.

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Become a volunteer driver

Picture of Cormac, a volunteer driverVolunteer drivers give their time transporting cancer patients to their hospital appointments.

The service helps to ease the strain of travel while they undergo chemotherapy.

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Volunteer at your local cancer support centre

Cancer support services all over Ireland are looking for volunteers to help them. There are many roles including complementary therapists, counsellors and listening volunteers.

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Help make your voice heard on cancer issues

Through our Advocacy Action Network volunteers help us campaign for better policies for cancer patients and their families.

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Other ways to volunteer

Lend a hand with administrative and other tasks in our Dublin or Cork office.

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