Join 200 volunteers and help supply a range of services for our patients and staff

Volunteer Services provides a team of highly valued volunteers to support the needs of the Peter Mac Community including patients, their families and loved ones as well as staff.  

Our volunteers are integral in working to the mission and values of Peter Mac, supporting innovation, excellence, compassion, and specialist expertise in cancer care, treatment and education. 

What our volunteers do 

Volunteering with us includes helping patients and clinicians across the centre.  

Some tasks volunteers may get to be part of include: 

  • helping patients navigate the building
  • supplying wigs and headwear
  • massage
  • manicures
  • helping administrative tasks associated with running our centre.

We also have many hundreds out in the community, corporate and business world. They also give much appreciated and extensive support to the Volunteer Services. This support enables us to deliver such a wide variety of free services and products to our patients.  

There are many ways you can support our Volunteer Services. 

Currently we are looking fordonations of  

  • fabric 
  • new toys 
  • movie tickets (adults and child)  
  • and raffle prizes. 

There are also opportunities to be part of the Pain and Palliative Care volunteer team. This team helps with direct care. 

Our volunteer department  

The volunteer program at Peter Mac is modelled on a values-based program.  This ensures that volunteers, patients and their loved ones, and the organisation all gain the greatest reward from the time that is offered. Our volunteers are highly regarded at Peter Mac and are considered vital in the patient experience and excellence in care. 

Every volunteer is important to us, as is the care we provide.    

If you are considering volunteering with us, there are some things that may be beneficial to know 

  • All volunteer work is conducted during business hours Monday to Friday  
  • Our volunteers need to have basic computer literacy with access to a computer and emails  
  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18 upon commencement of volunteering  
  • Weekly/fortnightly support required 

Why volunteer at Peter Mac?  

Peter Mac volunteers have access to a range of support, development and team building opportunities which set the foundation for a productive and engaged volunteering team. These include but are not limited to:  

  • Initial and ongoing training and development  
  • Onsite support and supervision  
  • Access to our EAP (Employee Assistance Program)  
  • Events  
  • Reward and Recognition  

Meet some of Peter Mac's dedicated volunteers.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? 

There are several steps to becoming a Peter Mac volunteer. This ensures that our volunteer applicants are well informed, well suited, and trained appropriately. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with a disability.   
All applicants must be available to:  

  • Attend an information session  
  • Submit formal application  
  • Attend an interview  
  • Attend two full days of on-site training  
  • Undergo national police check. 

Contact us 

Contact us to learn more about volunteering.

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