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Work with us

Our team is united in our passion for providing help and support for people impacted by Ovarian Cancer.  We are located in the historic Queen Victoria Women’s building.

The diversity  of the work I do means that no two days are like any other, and I can be focused on  our wonderful community.  I love listening and talking to them. Also I work with people I like and respect."

Kara Handley

Administration Coordinator

As an ovarian cancer survivor, I love being part of the OCA mission to ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.  There is nothing more important than standing with our women and the families that love them - to listen to them, speak up for them and support and guide them through the most difficult time in their lives.  It is a privilege to play my role as a Board member to support the team of OCA, who have dedicated their careers to support these brave, strong women."

Meghan Speers

Chair of OCA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

It is a privilege to support women with ovarian cancer, to be able to make a difference and by working at OCA this allows me to be able to do that."

Di Kenneally

Ovarian Cancer Support Nurse 

For me being a volunteer is more than just being useful and doing good work. Like any job, if you do not think that you are valued and that you make a difference then you should stop. OCA is an organisation whose task is that “no woman with ovarian cancer should walk alone”. Ovarian cancer is lethal and there is a great need. Because of this the people who work at OCA are motivated and have a single purpose. Why would you not want to help?”

Bob House

August 2018- Present, Volunteer

I worked as an intern at Ovarian Cancer Australia. OCA created a culture that allows people to add value and grow as an individual."

Mamata Patel

Nov 2019 – Jan 2020 Intern

Job Opportunities

Community Fundraising Coordinator

If you are looking for a dynamic, rewarding and purpose-driven role in fundraising and events then this could be yours!

Ovarian Cancer Australia is growing, passionate and supportive and we are looking for a can-do Community Fundraiser. For this role, you will be a vibrant Community Fundraiser with a demonstrated history of forming great relationships to create successful events to grow our fundraising income. 

Make a difference to people impacted by ovarian cancer – take action and apply!

About the role:

  • Working with community to organise successful fundraising events
  • Work on iconic campaigns such as Teal Ribbon Giving Day, and Teal Tea
  • Combine creativity, ideas and organisation to create success
  • Be part of a supportive and inclusive culture
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible working
  • 3 plus year relevant experience
  • 2 years fixed term, full-time.

About us:

We work to ensure that:

People with ovarian cancer have a strong voice

All people with ovarian cancer have access to best practice diagnosis, treatment, information and support

A vibrant and growing national ovarian cancer research effort in Australia informs practice and translates into improved quality of life and survival for women.

Download a full position description.

Telephone queries regarding the role can be directed to:

Kate Pendergast – People and Culture Manager on 03 9289 9710

Applications including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a complete and current CV should be emailed to careers@ovariancancer.net.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Monday 29th November 2021.

We’ll be contacting applicants ahead of the closing date, so don’t delay, apply today.

Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Volunteering at OCA

As a national organisation, Ovarian Cancer Australia’s volunteers are vital to the growing ovarian cancer movement, helping us to increase our reach.

From the strategic leadership of our national board of directors, to our volunteers championing ovarian cancer awareness in their local communities, our volunteers are intrinsic to the success of our organisation.

Our volunteering vision statement

OCA believes that volunteers are vital to the achievement of our vision and mission. They bring energy and commitment to our organisation and demonstrate the power of community. 

At OCA we aim to create an environment in which volunteers:

  • Contribute in meaningful ways to the success and growth of our support, awareness, advocacy and research programs
  • Are empowered to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and the work of OCA in their communities
  • Bring unique skills, experience and insights
  • Have the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance their work experience
  • Are appropriately briefed, trained and supported in their work with us
  • Are valued as part of our team and our community
  • Are acknowledged and thanked for their contribution

Current volunteer opportunities

There are no current in-office volunteer vacancies.

For any volunteer-related enquiries, please contact admin@ovariancancer.net.au or 1300 660 334.