Join our team of volunteers to influence change and help prevent cancer in Aotearoa!

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As a Health Promotion Advocate, you will be part of our equity-focused Health Promotion Team working to promote our evidence-based prevention strategies, and stop cancer before it starts.

  • Health Promotion Advocates are more than volunteers, they’re part of our Health Promotion Team and work closely with us to promote our key messages around cancer risk factors.
  • Health Promotion Advocates want to help create a healthier future for Aotearoa – a future with less cancer.


  • Promote our key health promotion messages through social media platforms and in person
  • Work on our live advocacy campaigns 
  • Share our campaigns on social media or through local media
  • Participate in events and engage with communities
  • Advocate for the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders
  • Engage with local politicians and decision-makers

  • Are you passionate about advocating for the health and well-being of New Zealanders?
  • Do you want to make meaningful connections and gain real-life Health Promotion experience?
  • Do you enjoy engaging with others and working in a fun team environment?

If you answered yes to these questions, then this might be the role for you!

  • There are no set hours for this role and any hours are subject to change depending on the capacity of each Advocate and what is required.
  • Hours and commitments will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis to ensure everyone is comfortable with their set tasks and responsibilities.
  • Health Promotion Advocates are required to attend training 1-2 times per year.

Please note that location of work will vary based on what is required however, all work will take place within the Cancer Society Wellington Division regions;  Wellington, Wairarapa, Kāpiti, Malborough, Nelson/Tasman.

For more information or to talk to someone in our Health Promotion Team, please email

Last updated: September 8, 2022