FAQs

Volunteer

Do I need to have previous experience to volunteer with the CIBC Run for the Cure?

No, you do not require previous volunteer experience. However, it is recommended that Team Leader roles do have previous CIBC Run for the Cure volunteer experience.

Is there a minimum commitment of hours required to volunteer with the CIBC Run for the Cure?

Each volunteer role has different time requirements in terms of shift lengths, training, and tasks being performed. Committee roles are flexible but do require more time, and event day roles are shorter in time commitment. Most shifts are 4 hours in length and take place on the day of the event. When you view a position description you will be able to see the length of the time commitment and shift.

Can I volunteer with a friend or group?

We encourage you to bring your friends!

If you are a community or corporate group of 5 or more please contact us directly for a group join code. If you are a group of less than 5, please go ahead and encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up online.

BC: volunteerbc@cancer.ca
Alberta/Saskatchewan: ivolunteer@cancer.ca
Ontario/Manitoba: ONVolunteerinfo-ZZ@cancer.ca
Atlantic: volunteerATL@cancer.ca
Quebec: lyne.lamoureux@quebec.cancer.ca

Does volunteering for the CIBC Run for the Cure qualify for high school community service hours?

Yes, of course! If you require a specific form filled out, please bring it with you when you sign in for your shift. After the event, you will be able to download a statement outlining your volunteer hours through Volunteer Hub in all locations except those in the province of Quebec.

Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to your volunteer profile at https://cbcf.volunteerhub.com/
  2. Click on the "My account" tab at the top
  3. Scroll down to select "My Hours"
  4. Change the date fields
  5. Click Update
  6. Click Print

If no hours appear for your role, please contact your Volunteer representative including your first and last name.

BC: volunteerbc@cancer.ca
Alberta/Saskatchewan: ivolunteer@cancer.ca
Ontario/Manitoba: VolunteerONT@cancer.ca
Atlantic: volunteerATL@cancer.ca
Quebec: lyne.lamoureux@quebec.cancer.ca

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

Volunteers must be 14 years and older to volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. If you are under the age of 18 please obtain parental or legal guardian consent before completing this online application. Your parent or guardian must be present to electronically consent to the terms and conditions. There are some positions with further age restrictions (18 or over) and this will be made clear in the position description.

How do I log into my volunteer profile?

If you are a returning volunteer, click here if you are a new volunteer visit please visit the Volunteer page to sign up through the link to your Run location.

Do I need to fill out an application again if I volunteered last year?

If you volunteered last year, you will sign up for the role, and be asked to confirm your contact information. If you don’t have a username or password for this site, you will be asked to create a profile. Click on the Volunteer page to see the positions available for this year.

I’ve signed up to volunteer at the event but haven’t heard back from anyone, what do I do?

We send automatic confirmation emails for most positions, however sometimes these may be going to your junk mail folder. Sign in through Volunteer Hub and Click "My schedule" at the top to view your upcoming volunteer events

What do I do if I can't make my volunteer shift?

You can decline using the link in your email confirmation for that volunteer shift or sign in to Volunteer Hub. After you’ve signed in click on "My schedule" and then decline the shift you can no longer attend.

Why can’t I see positions for Run Day?

All volunteer positions are posted a maximum of 3 months prior to their schedule. Positions are also removed once they are full and will only appear again if space becomes available.