Canadian Cancer Society - Jean C Barber Lodge

Lodge Support - Lodge Front Desk


Canadian Cancer Society Lodges provide a supportive environment for people with cancer and their adult companions. The Lodges are located near cancer treatment centres in Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria and Prince George.


As a volunteer at the Lodge you have an essential role in creating a home away from home for the clients and their families. You have a positive impact on the quality and enhancement of life for people affected by cancer. You assist and support lodge guests and staff through a variety of activities involving reception, tours and other front desk duties.


  • Promotes a social and caring atmosphere in the lodge, focusing attention and time on lodge guests
  • Greets & provides tours for (potential) lodge guests and visitors.
  • Answers lodge phone, transfers calls, takes & relays messages
  • Provides directions to treatment centres, public transportation, shopping etc.
  • Does general tidying of common areas
  • Promotes lodge & Canadian Cancer Society activities, & support services
  • Other duties as assigned and under the direction of the lodge staff


  • Play an integral role in the fight against cancer.
  • Become confident in your understanding of cancer and the cancer cause along with the impact the Society has.
  • Joining a team of enthusiastic and interesting people who share your passion for supporting people effected by cancer
  • Volunteering for a respected National organization and increase knowledge of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment & support services




  • CCS Volunteer Orientation
  • Support Program Orientation
  • Lodge and Role specific training
  • Ongoing updates and Support from Staff Partner in Volunteer Engagement




  • Friendly and outgoing. Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
  • Good communication skills with clear voice and polite telephone manner; Patient and outgoing.


  • Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, two shifts per day
  • Minimum of 6 months
  • Location: Chalmers Lodge at 1450 W 12th Ave, Vancouver

Qualifications Required

  • Criminal Record Check Must be Full record check