Become an advocacy champion

Advocacy volunteers protesting

Make your voice heard - apply to become an advocacy champion!

What is an advocacy champion?

As an Advocacy Champion you will be a voice for cancer patients and survivors all over Ireland. 

Advocacy Champions work closely with our Advocacy Team to ensure that the needs of cancer patients and survivors and their loved ones are heard at all levels of Government. 

What do advocacy champions do?

Advocacy Champions commit to activities including:

  • Writing to politicians and government departments
  • Meeting with or calling your local politician
  • Sharing our campaigns on social media or through your local media
  • Participating in advocacy events (1 – 2 per year)

What types of campaigns will I be working on?

Our advocacy campaigns include:

Highlighting the Real Cost of Cancer 

Inpatient charges and debt collection for hospital charges

These are some of the issues that we will be working on together, as well as the restoration of cancer services after the COVID-19 restrictions end. 

Is this a good fit for me?

You do not need to have been a cancer patient to apply for this role. We are looking for volunteers that are passionate about ensuring that the voices of cancer patients, survivors, families and caregivers are heard at all levels of Government. 

Advocacy Champions should be comfortable using technology, particularly email and social media, and have good communication and interpersonal skills. 

Advocacy Champions are asked to devote 3-5 hours per month to campaigning work, as well as to attend 1 or 2 advocacy or training events per year. 

You can do this advocacy work in your own time and at your own pace, so it helps to be organised and self-motivated.

You’ll receive direction from us on the actions that need to be taken and we will provide all the training, support and assistance that you need. 

Learn more about the role here

Get in touch

For more information about volunteering as an advocacy champion, email us at advocacy@irishcancer.ie. To apply now, please use our online form below.

Sign up to join our Advocacy Network and support our online campaigns for change. 

You will receive regular updates on our advocacy work and hear about quick, online ways to make a difference for cancer patients.