Relay For Life - Storybooth Hosts


Role: Storybooth Hosts – Relay For Life

Reports to/Supported by: Community Events Coordinator

Direct Reports: None

Budget:  No budget delegations

Purpose of Position

To assist with the set-up and running of the Storybooth

Key Functions and Responsibilities

  • Check in at information booth, and then with lead Storybooth Volunteer.
  • Wear Cancer Society hi-vis vest at all times
  • During set up and open times, a Cancer Society nurse or counsellor should be present, for anyone who may find this experience emotional. If not, radio a Cancer Society staff member and they will assist
  • Keep in radio contact with security and Cancer Society staff where necessary
  • During set up period:
  • Explain the storybooth to people, and ask if they would like to share
  • Take people’s photos with the instax camera, and give them a storybooth card to fill out
  • Stick the storybooth card and photo together, and attach to the wall
  • Ask people who have submitted stories if they would like to sign a consent form for the Cancer Society to use their story, and guide them through the form
  • While booth is open:
  • Explain what the storybooth is to visitors
  • Ensure no one moves or removes any stories



Desired Outcome

People feel encouraged to share stories, and to allow the Cancer Society to use these stories. Visitors to the booth respect and learn from the stories shared.



  • Good people skills and friendly nature
  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • Enthusiasm and commitment for Relay For Life, and for the Cancer Society


Hours required

A short briefing pre-event, and commitment to at least a 2 hour shift at Relay For Life

Work place

Trentham Racecourse, with occasional meetings at the Cancer Society Wellington.


  • Volunteering Team, Fundraising Events Team Lead and Community Events Coordinator are available for support and guidance.
  • An Online orientation to the Cancer Society and a mini orientation to the role.




Respect for the confidentiality of Cancer Society of New Zealand information and intellectual property is essential. Breaching this is considered serious misconduct.