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Volunteer

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer team at BC Cancer – Prince George.
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Volunteers are a part of the multi-disciplinary cancer care team and play a vital role in providing high-quality care and support; enhancing the experience of patients, family and friends during their cancer journey.

Whether you have been affected by cancer, have a healthcare career goal or just want to be involved in your community, we welcome your application. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday to Friday, 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Please note, we do not offer volunteer opportunities on weekends or evenings.

Requirements

There are no educational prerequisites but compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental individuals match our patients’ needs. Applicants must meet the following requirements

  • Age 18 years and up
  • Available during clinic hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am and 4:30 pm)
  • Willing to commit to one 3-4 hour shift a week for a minimum of 6 months
All applicants must complete the application, interview and reference checks to be considered. Successful applicants will be invited to and must complete a basic training course and orientation.

If you are a BC Cancer patient or have supported a loved one through cancer treatment recently, we recommend waiting one year following the end of treatment to submit an application.

Learn more

For more information about volunteering with BC Cancer – Prince George, contact Joelene Olson, Regional Volunteer Coordinator at 250-645-7300 ext. 687469 or joelene.olson@bccancer.bc.ca

For more information about volunteering with the Driver Program, contact Terry Foulds, Volunteer Driver at 250-645-2373 or pgcancercar@gmail.com.

For more information about volunteering at Kordyban Lodge and with the Canadian Cancer Society, click here.

Volunteer positions
Click the links below for more information on volunteer positions at BC Cancer – Prince George. Positions we are currenty recruiting for are denoted by an asterisk(*).


Chemo Treatment Room Volunteer

Offer and provide support to patients and their families attending chemotherapy by greeting patients and offering companionship. Provide support to clinic staff. Click here to apply online.

Comfort Cart Volunteer

Greet and assist new and current patients with navigating the building, provide general information as required, assist patients, families and staff by offering conversational support to patients, showing patients what is available in the waiting area, tidying up the waiting area when required and other duties as requested by staff. Click here to apply online.

Greeter and Cancer Information Centre Volunteer

Enhance the patient experience by assisting with navigation, providing support, helping to access information, and offering direction. To support the staff team as directed. Click here to apply online.

Office Volunteer

The office volunteer supports the volunteer program and administrative offices, and assists and supports BC Cancer staff as directed. Click here to apply online.

Pet Visiting Volunteer

Visit with patients and visitors in the waiting areas throughout the building. Pets and owners must complete the BC Pets & Friends visitation program or St. John's Ambulance Dog Therapy program prior to volunteering. Click here to apply online.

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