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The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, we’re able to fund groundbreaking cancer research into all types of cancer, offer support services to help people better manage life with cancer, shape healthy public policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease, and offer trusted cancer information for all Canadians.   


Description of volunteer opportunity:  

The Relay for Life is one of Canada’s largest, single-day volunteer-led events in support of cancer.  


Relay For Life Event Day Volunteers are an important part of the success of this event. Whether you will be helping with site set up/tear down, greeting participants, selling/decorating luminaries, photography or tallying donations, there is a volunteer position for you! 



  • Attend a location during your agreed shift 
  • Variety of duties/tasks that could include: 
    • Greet and engage participants during registration and activities 
    • General accounting 
    • Set up/tear down of tents, tables/chairs, banners 
    • Waste management 
    • Selling and/or decorating Luminaries 


Qualifications needed:  

  • Great energy and enthusiasm 
  • Team-oriented and community-minded 
  • Communicative and works well in public environments 
  • Passionate and eager to make a significant impact 
  • Some roles might require good physical health (i.e. lifting heavy weights) 


Commitment required:  

  • Availability on day of the event – June 10th (once registered, someone from the event committee will be in contact to confirm shift and role) 
  • Shift commitment between 2-6 hours 


Benefits to volunteer: 

  • A fun way to make a difference in your community/neighbourhood 
  • Direct connection to our mission, vision and values 
  • Play an important role in supporting, remembering and honouring those we love who have received a cancer diagnosis 



Zahra Sina 

Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement 

Canadian Cancer Society 

Email zahra.sina@cancer.ca  

Phone (437) 800-5719 Ext: 14003 

55 St Clair Ave W Suite 500  

Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7 


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