National Volunteer Week April 23 – 29
Across Canada, in communities large and small, life is infinitely better thanks to the 12.7 million Canadians who give of their time, share their expertise and do good for others.
Volunteers have been at the core of Hope & Cope since we first opened our doors 36 years ago. Compassionate, committed and caring, our volunteers provide a lifeline to cancer patients and their families.
Last year alone, 451 volunteers were involved in various aspects of our program, from helping to deliver direct services to fundraising and governance. And our volunteers have staying power!
- 46% have been active with Hope & Cope for more than 5 years
- 87% are cancer experienced, either through their own diagnoses or as caregivers, or, in some cases, both
- 66% are bilingual (English/French)
- 16% are under the age of 40
Regardless of their age, gender, languages spoken or ethnic background, Hope & Cope volunteers share one important goal: a strong desire to help people live well in the face of cancer. So, to all our volunteers, we offer our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation!