Some of last year’s Daffodil Day volunteers.
CANCER Council is encouraging residents to show support for someone affected by cancer by volunteering their time on Friday, August 25, for Daffodil Day.
Now in its 31st year, Daffodil Day is one of the largest fundraising events in the Southern Hemisphere and Cancer Council is calling on people to join the volunteer team for Daffodil Day. Volunteers can help sell fresh daffodils and Cancer Council merchandise at Daffodil Day stalls.
Pamela Wheeler has been a Daffodil Day volunteer team leader since 1996.
Ms Wheeler started volunteering after her father's death from bile-duct cancer on Daffodil Day 1995.
"Cancer Council does such great work. Cancer affects so many lives – family members, colleagues and friends," she said.
"Volunteering is such a worthwhile experience. It's great to meet members of the public and explain what Daffodil Day is about and how Cancer Council supports our communities."
Ms Wheeler said Daffodil Day was also about connecting with the community.
"People will often linger at the stalls to share their own stories. It's wonderful that they feel comfortable enough to share even a small part of their own experience," she said.
On Daffodil Day, more than 4,500 volunteers help out at 650 sites across NSW.
Last year, Cancer Council raised $2.1 million for vital cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
To volunteer, visit daffodilday.com.au/volunteer