Volunteer with the Irish Cancer Society

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Thank you for wanting to donate your time as an Irish Cancer Society volunteer. Through our network of volunteers, we are able to be in every community across Ireland working to eliminate cancer and improve the quality of life of those affected by cancer. There are many ways to volunteer that suit every person’s schedule and way they would like to contribute.

Fill out our volunteer form below and one of our staff will be in touch with any openings that might suit you.

How would you like to volunteer?

Select as many opportunities as you would like:

Irish Cancer Society volunteer drivers transport cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in our partner hospitals.

  • Commitment: 2 drives per month for a period of 1 year; full day's commitment for every drive; weekdays only.
  • Required: A roadworthy vehicle, an active email address and a valid driver's license.
  • See a list of our partner hospitals

Volunteering at one of our charity shops is a great way to support a worthy cause and widen your circle of friends. The Irish Cancer Society has 21 shops all over Ireland. Every shop needs around 30 part-time helpers.
  • Commitment: 3 or more hours per week.

Volunteers at at Argos storeDonate just 2 hours of your time at your local Argos store and help the Irish Cancer Society fund Daffodil Centres! You along with other volunteers will be helping to collect vital funds for our Daffodil Centres at your local Argos store. You will be provided with a collection bucket and t-shirt when you arrive and these will be returned to customer service once you have finished your shift.

  • Commitment: 2 hours on Saturday, 21 January 2017 at your local Argos store.


We are looking for new volunteers to help out at Daffodil Centres in Dublin, specifically in Beaumont Hospital, St. James’ Hospital, St. Luke’s Rathgar and St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

Cancer support services all over Ireland are looking for volunteers to help them.

There are many roles including complementary therapists, counsellors and listening volunteers. Each role has its own requirements around skills and time commitments.There are also opportunities to share other skills such as bookkeeping, administration and maintenance.

Irish Cancer Society advocacy volunteers help influence changes in government policies and resources to help people affected by cancer.

Advocates take part in letter and email writing campaigns, meet with local representatives and provide support for our campaigns.


We have offices in Cork and Dublin where we can help you find the right opportunity to suit your interests, skills, knowledge, and time commitments.

In exchange, you’ll get to meet new people, gain valuable experience and enhance your CV. 

All year round the Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help us out at one of our fundraising events. From throwing paint at runners at our Colour Dash runs to handing out gift bags for runners at the Dublin Mini Marathon, there are many opportunities to help us out!

  • Commitment: A few hours at a fundraising event that is convenient for you.

Volunteer at work

Get your colleagues involved and Get Cancer together! Volunteer today with our corporate team and learn how you can donate your time while at work.