HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your time is precious: it could help us beat bowel cancer

Ways you can volunteer

Your gift of time, energy and enthusiasm enables us to continue to raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms and the importance of early diagnosis, and deliver access to treatment options. Becoming a volunteer is hugely rewarding personally … plus every hour and every day spent by our amazing volunteers gets us closer to beating bowel cancer!

As a volunteer for Bowel Cancer New Zealand, you can share and grow your skills and knowledge, have fun meeting interesting people,  and ‘pay it forward’ so you can make a real and positive difference in your community.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and assist us in a variety of ways including: helping at our annual street collections in June, fundraising, helping with marketing and promotion, public speaking or sharing messages to raise awareness, and supporting peers.

If you have some time available and would like to do your bit to help beat bowel cancer in New Zealand, please contact us. Thank you!

PERSONAL STORY

Gayelene’s story

Gayelene’s husband, Chris, discovered he had bowel cancer at just 51 years old. By the time it was diagnosed, it had already advanced to Stage 4. “Chris put his symptoms down to other things – he was busy at at work, so had lost a little bit of weight,” says Gayelene. “He had also passed blood, but as that was previously diagnosed as piles, he didn’t follow up. We now know they were symptoms of bowel cancer.”

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