Light the Night volunteersOur volunteers have been helping to beat blood cancers since the charity was established in 1975. Their support is invaluable because we don’t receive any ongoing government funding and so rely completely on the generosity of individuals, communities and organisations to help us provide patient support and invest in research. The tireless work of our volunteers is vital in helping us support and care for patients and families affected by blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Current volunteering opportunities


Thank you calls – 15 May and  6 June. Help the Leukaemia Foundation thank our donors by making phone calls to thank them for their support.

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U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year – Thursday 18 May. We need 15 volunteers to help pack 350 participant kits. This involves collating a number of items into bags to send out to bartenders who’ve joined the U.G.L.Y. fundraising campaign.
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Brisbane Golf Club Captains Challenge – Friday 26 May. We need volunteers to assist with the sale of raffle tickets, collecting donations and other small tasks as they arise during the day.
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Queensland Hot Rod Show – Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June. We need volunteers to help with selling raffle tickets, supervising the children’s bouncy castle area and other small tasks as they arise during the day.
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Stadium Stomp – Sunday 30 July. Help at the ultimate stair climbing challenge at the ‘Gabba.  Volunteers are needed to be course marshals, at start/finish line, help with water stations, registrations, bag compound, pre-event set up.
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Warwick Pentath Run – Event marshals (directing participants) are needed for the Warwick Pentath Run on Friday 19 May, Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May. You can choose as many shifts as you like over the three days.

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Mackay Marina Run – Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June. Number of volunteers across the two days to help with assembly of race packs, registration, course marshalling and water stations.

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Across Queensland

There are a number of volunteer opportunities for Light the Night across Queensland in October.

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Register your interest

If you are interested in volunteering for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Mary-Jane Diacopanagiotis, at volunteerqld@leukaemia.org.au or 07 3318 4477. If you’re not in Queensland and want to volunteer with the Leukaemia Foundation, find out what’s happening in your state.

Why volunteer?

If you volunteer with the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland you will be making a positive difference to the lives of patients with blood cancer, as well as to our research to find improved treatments and cures. Your time, skills and technical knowledge are highly valued and can be of enormous benefit to your community. Volunteering also means you’ll meet new people, gain experience and have fun!

» Meet one of our volunteers and learn more about his experience

Types of volunteering

There are several ways you can volunteer for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland:

Driver volunteering

Provide a safe, reliable and flexible transport service to haematology patients so they can attend their medical appointments or go on special outings.

Event volunteering

Event volunteers are crucial to our volunteer program. You can help with our fundraising activities, playing your part in coordinating huge community events that would not be possible without your support.

Ongoing volunteering

Ongoing volunteers make a regular commitment to the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland. You’ll typically help support our staff in their day-to-day activities.

Project volunteering

Project volunteers are normally skilled professionals who want to help us in their field of expertise. You will deliver set pieces of work to improve or develop the way we work, or help coordinate specific initiatives that we can’t normally undertake.

We value our volunteers

Our volunteers are treated with the same respect as the paid members of our team and are offered positions that best recognise their skills and personal preferences. Volunteers are provided with support and training to perform their chosen tasks. All our volunteers are required to attend an orientation session, featuring an organisational overview and an introduction to volunteering.

Volunteering application forms

Download the Volunteer Application Form

Download the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Volunteer Agreement

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