Clinical and Consumer Councils for MidCentral DHB

MidCentral DHB wants to enhance local arrangements by ensuring there is a strong, vibrant and active consumer and clinical voice in all it does.  It is seeking clinicians and consumers with a strong passion and interest in local health and disability services to be members of its Clinical Council and its Consumer Council.

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Possible Roles For Volunteers in Cancer Society

There are many different roles volunteers can be involved in across the organisation and throughout the district the Centre covers. Some of these are more formal than other roles. Some detail is provided below on various volunteering opportunities available. If you require more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator

Administrative Support  

Reception volunteers support staff by assisting with a range of administrative duties. These duties may include photocopying, collation of booklets, data entry, assisting with mail-outs and various other tasks relating to educational and fundraising projects, answering telephone calls, dealing with reception enquiries.


Volunteers assist to provide baking for the oncology ward once a week, and to prepare food for meetings.

Carer Relief  

Sitting with patient while relieving the caregiver.

Companion Scheme  

Visiting the oncology ward and distributing morning tea once a week.


Have lots of fun by becoming involved in our many special events.  Volunteer’s help with tele-marketing, while others prepare mail-outs and pack kits for events. Other volunteers enjoy helping on the day for Daffodil Day, Relay For Life and other events.

Gardening/Handy person 

Assists in keeping the grounds of the Cancer Society tidy and attractive. May also attend to minor repairs when needed. May also assist people affected by cancer, helping them tidy up their grounds.

Health Promotion  

Volunteers assist in health promotion activities that include working in the areas of Sunsmart, LiveSmart  Men’s Health and Smoke Free.  Other areas such as program evaluation, data analysis, report writing and literature reviews. Assistance may also be required with health promotion displays and conferences.

Leaflet Distribution 

Dissemination of information into the community via doctors’ surgeries, hospitals etc.


Process and catalogue books and other visual media like videos and DVD’s .

Special Events 

Helping out with staffing the site at special events and information displays to improve the awareness of cancer, cancer prevention and access to Cancer Society and its services. Selling of some merchandise at some events.


Practical and emotional support to patients and their family/whanau. This includes specially trained volunteers in peer support roles for breast cancer visitors and Cancer Connect. Volunteers also visit the oncology ward once a week to provide support and morning tea to the patients.


Transporting patients to and from cancer related appointments.

If you would like to become a volunteer or have any questions about becoming a volunteer, click here to send an email message to our Volunteer Divisional Leader or click on the Centre link below.


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