A rich, rewarding experience
Become a volunteer with Tour de Cure and make a difference to the lives of men, women and children affected by cancer.
Real and lasting social change is only possible because so many people are willing to roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is needed most. We're continually blown away by our volunteers' determination to affect change.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead, Cultural Anthropologist
Why volunteer with Tour de Cure?
Volunteering with Tour de Cure will enable you to:
- Use your talent, skills and experience to help find a cure for cancer
- Be part of a tight-knit and supportive community
- Boost your happiness
- Learn new skills
- Support your mental and physical health
- Find balance and fulfillment
- Meet great people and make lifelong friends
We'd love you to join us.
There's a job for you
From coordinating events, using your graphic design skills or helping us to pack for tour, there's always something to do. How much time you choose to give is up to you – we're flexible and appreciate any time you can spare. We also love that people of all ages offer their support – we even have whole families who regularly come together to help with our tours and events.
We're an open book
We take our responsibility to our volunteers seriously – a fact that has been officially acknowledged by the Minister for Ageing, Disability Services & Multiculturalism.
Did you know?
Research shows that volunteers live happier and healthier lives. This means that the more people who volunteer, the happier Australia becomes.
Join the 6 million people who already volunteer and help to make Australia the happiest place on earth.
Be inspired by some of our fabulous volunteers
Meet Ann Smith
After losing her husband Kelvin to urethral cancer, Ann joined the TDC family in 2012. With a background in education – as a teacher, lecturer and business college manager – Ann plays a pivotal role in our schools awareness program. She's also the co-author of our grieving document. We all look forward to her weekly visits at TDC HQ – and her much-needed hugs! She's a regular on tour where her favourite job is driving the car at the rear of the peloton. Away from the TDC family, Ann can be found riding a camel in Rajasthan or pedalling along on her bike, Priscilla.
Meet Steve Thom aka 'Big Bird'
Winner of the 2016 TDC Volunteer of the Year award, Steve's volunteer hours are beyond belief. As the chairman of our Technology committee, Steve oversees our IT capabilities, making sure we adhere to best practice and performance. He also took a leading role in the development and launch of our new website. An avid cyclist, Steve is one of the guys who shows up when someone is struggling up a hill and asks, "Going well my friend?" A true gentlemen, Steve is a much loved and valuable member of our TDC family.
Meet Andrea Krakovská
I started volunteering for TDC as a graphic designer in 2015 after a friend told me about the position and encouraged me to apply. I had just graduated from University and was keen to build on my experience and portfolio. TDC has given me the opportunity to work on a variety of design projects, from brochures and postcards to designing elements for their new website. It's always exciting to hear about their tours and fundraisers and watch as their fundraising total rises higher and higher. It's a pretty exciting time in the fight against cancer and I’m grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in TDC’s overall success. I hope we can keep raising funds and awareness to cure cancer for the generations to come.
Meet Rebecca Fear
Bec started an internship with Tour de Cure in 2016 during her studies in Sports Business Management at ICMS. Since then she has been knee-deep in all things TDC headquarters, assisting in fundraising, events management and administration. Her time with Tour de Cure has provided valuable insight into the behind the scenes workings of an event from idea to completion. Bec is inspired by the drive that working towards a cure for cancer can engineer in others and believes in the real, life-changing outcomes TDC provides for people affected by cancer.
March 2016 – Dr Sevinch Olcer, Owen Barnett and Simon McMenamie
At TDC, the health and wellbeing of everyone who comes on tour with us is paramount, which is why we are so grateful to our amazing medical team. In 2015 our Medical Director, Dr Olcer, implemented a new medical protocol which places health and safety first. Every team member must now have signed approval from their doctor to participate. This gives our medical team a comprehensive overview of people's family history, medical history and general health, enabling them to offer the best possible care and treatment if necessary. Each tour now has a fully qualified doctor with emergency experience and a state-of-the-art Go Bag to treat any potential trauma roadside. The professionalism and dedication of our amazing medical team has already proved life-saving. One rider had a pre-existing heart condition diagnosed as part of their medical check-up, which resulted in a heart bypass operation.
There are so many ways to help us in our mission: Curing Cancer, Changing Lives.
Want to join an inspiring organisation, help to cure cancer and have fun?
Contact Emily Nelson, TDC Office and Volunteer Coordinator, on (02) 8073 4000.
THE TDC FAMILY:
supporters strong – and growing.