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Join the Relay For Life Committee

Fundraising and Events » Canberra Relay For Life » Join the Relay For Life Committee

Join the Relay For Life Committee


  • Do you want to be part of a fantastic community event that raises cancer awareness?
  • Are you a member of the community wanting to give back or a student wanting to gain valuable industry experience?
  • Do you like communicating, planning, organising, meeting new people and having a good time?

Relay For Life is one of Cancer Council’s biggest fundraising events that engages the community to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back against cancer.  It is a fun overnight event, with the challenge of completing a relay style walk/run within a festival atmosphere.

We are seeking dynamic and enthusiastic volunteers to join the organising committee for Canberra Relay For Life which will be held 24-25 March 2018.  This is the perfect opportunity for you to engage your local community and use your natural talents in a way that makes a real difference - by uniting the Canberra community in the fight to beat cancer!

Becoming a Relay For Life committee member is a great opportunity to learn and develop practical team skills, gain work experience to strengthen your resume, or simply increase your community involvement and social interaction by joining a team of committed volunteers.  Flexible hours and level of commitment available depending on the role.

Committee roles include:

  • Ceremonies Coordinator
  • Team Development Coordinator
  • Sponsorship & Prizes Coordinator
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Entertainment Coordinator
  • Marketing & Media Coordinator

This could be the role for you if you:

  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Are able to work autonomously as well as work in a team
  • Have the ability to motivate others
  • Have a positive and fun attitude
  • Have event management skills

As a member of the committee, you will be closely supported by the Cancer Council ACT events team and other members of the committee. More information about Relay For Life can be found

If you are interested in applying for one or more of these positions please complete and submit the application form below. If you would like more information about the positions please contact Lisa Meares, Manager Fundraising Events on (02) 6257 9999 or email.

Application for Volunteer Position

Skills and Qualifications

Personal Information


Please list contact details of at least two (2) referees whom we can contact regarding your suitability for the position. Please note that we will only do this after consulting with you first.

Privacy / Confidentiality Statement

The information that you provide in this application is treated as personal and sensitive. It is collected by Cancer Council ACT for its own purposes and other employees of Cancer Council ACT who may require access to your personal information in connection with your application. All information will, except as required or allowed by law, be treated as confidential. This information will be stored in the Human Resources Department. If it is not required, it will be destroyed. If you wish to contact the Cancer Council ACT about your personal and sensitive information please phone the Chief Executive Officer during office hours on (02) 6257 9999.

Applicant Declaration

By submitting/signing this form I attest that the information supplied is true and accurate, to the best of my knowledge. I understand that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a member of the Relay For Life Volunteer Organising Committee but that there will be a selection process including a face to face interview for preferred candidates only. I understand that any appointment offered to me is subject to this information being correct. I acknowledge that any misrepresentation of facts will prevent this volunteer position from being offered to me.