Young vol­un­teers

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

THIS Na­tional Youth Week (April 8–17), Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land is cel­e­brat­ing the con­tri­bu­tion young Queens­lan­ders make to our work in can­cer con­trol. The theme for this year, “Be the fu­ture”, right­fully recog­nises their ini­tia­tive and po­ten­tial. Each year thou­sands of young Queens­lan­ders get in­volved in Can­cer Coun­cil events such as Re­lay For Life, Daf­fodil Day and Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea, vol­un­teer­ing their time and energy to sup­port those af­fected by can­cer. Right now we are for­tu­nate to have 89 reg­is­tered vol­un­teers aged be­tween 12 and 25 across the state. They as­sist us in many ways, en­abling our work to sup­port Queens­lan­ders af­fected by can­cer. Im­por­tantly, they bring new skills, fresh ideas and great en­thu­si­asm to our work. We sim­ply could not do what we do with­out them. In re­turn, we en­deav­our to pro­vide them with op­por­tu­ni­ties to fur­ther de­velop their skills and ex­pe­ri­ence, pro­vid­ing a plat­form for their fu­ture ca­reers. Their fu­ture starts with us. Let’s make it can­cer-free. Thank you again to the many thou­sands of vol­un­teers across Queens­land who sup­port our work each day and care about those in the com­mu­nity im­pacted by can­cer. If you’re in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing with Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land, call 1300 851 957 or visit www.can­cerqld.org.au /vol­un­teerop­por­tu­ni­ties.

Jeff Dunn, Can­cer Coun­cil Their fu­ture starts with us. Let’s make it can­cer-free.

Jeff Dunn AO CEO, Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land

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