Skip to main content
Close

Volunteer

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in joining our volunteer team at BC Cancer – Surrey.
Information
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, 8:30 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 – Surrey, contact Bev Bakka, Regional Coordinator, Volunteer Services at 604-930-4023 or bev.bakka@bccancer.bc.ca.

Volunteer positions

Children's Club Volunteer

Assist staff with providing a supportive environment for children who have a family member going through cancer. Provide set up and take down of materials and assist with other duties as requested by staff. A criminal records check is required. Click  here to apply online.
Top

Comfort Cart Volunteer

Organize and set up the Comfort Cart, prepare coffee and hot water. Walk around BC Cancer – Surrey with the cart, offering affordable, convenient purchases of snack and food items and offer conversation and support to patients and families. Click here to apply online.

Dental Volunteer

Assist the dentistry department with patient support. This position is only for students wishing to apply to dental school who do not already have dental qualifications. Click here to apply online.

Greeter/Wayfinder 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 resources are available in the Cancer Information Centre, tidying up the waiting area and other duties. Click here to apply online.

Look Good Feel Better Volunteer

Offer support to patients attending Look Good Feel Better sessions. Assist cosmetic volunteers with set-up and take down of teaching materials. 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.

Stress Management Program Volunteer

Assist facilitators to provide this complementary approach to patients to assist with relaxation. Click here to apply online.

Volunteer Support; Human Resources; Office Assistant

This role involves administrative and human resources related tasks such as word processing and database work, supporting volunteers in orientation to their roles. Click here to apply online.


Tab Heading
Tab Heading
SOURCE: Volunteer ( )
Page printed: . Unofficial document if printed. Please refer to SOURCE for latest information.

Copyright © BC Cancer. All Rights Reserved.

    Copyright © 2018 Provincial Health Services Authority