CANCER CARE, TREATMENT, & RESEARCH
This is NOT a comprehensive list; just a small sample. Remember that many national organizations have local chapters in many states!
The American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/Involved/Volunteer/index They have lots of local locations and organizations in addition to the national office/Society. Visit their website to see whats in your area!!
National Cancer Institute: (one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) has lots of free education/awareness information available at https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/home.aspx?js=1
The Lukemia & Lymphoma Society: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=68873
The Colon-Cancer Alliance: http://www.ccalliance.org/help_volunteer.html offer to assist a local chapter.
Breast Cancer Network of Strength: http://www.networkofstrength.org/volunteer/index.php Most national opportunities require that you be a survivor but there are some local opportunities which do not.
Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research: (Central and Western US) Encourage people to sign-up their super-market club cards; a percentage of their spending will be donated to the foundation by the supermarket (no cost to the volunteer or to the shopper) http://www.pancreatic.org/site/c.htJYJ8MPIwE/b.887633/k.A2EB/How_you_can_help.htm
Pancreatica: Walks and Runs: volunteer to work at one of these events to combat pancreatic cancer: http://www.tofightcancer.com/Volunteer.php
Gildas Club: (Cancer Support Community) Contact a clubhouse near you to learn how you can volunteer: http://www.gildasclub.org/findaclubhouse.asp
Breast Cancer Fund: http://www.breastcancerfund.org/community/volunteer/
Im Too Young For This Cancer Foundation: contact a local chapter to ask for volunteer opportunities - http://i2y.com/involve/chapters.shtml
National Canine Cancer Foundation: http://www.wearethecure.org/chapters-map Volunteer opportunities are listed on local chapter pages.
Plan or Participate In an Event
For One of the Cancer-Related Health Observances
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: http://www.nbcam.org/help_promote_nbcam.cfm see other links on left side of the page for How to Help
October 22 : National Mammography Day
Lung Cancer Awareness Month: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/involved/lcam_month.html
November 18 : Great American Smokeout
VOLUNTEER FOR A LOCAL CANCER-CARE ORGANIZATION OR FACILITY
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center: http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=124
Interior Alaska Cancer Association: http://www.interioralaskacancer.org/volunteer
The Arizona Cancer Center (University of Arizona): http://www.azcc.arizona.edu/giving/volunteer
Big Love Cancer Care: http://www.biglovecancercare.org/Help-Volunteer.html
UC Davis Cancer Center: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/giving/Volunteers/index.html
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center http://cancer.ucsf.edu/howtohelp/
Salk Institutes NCI Cancer Center: the link is for all Salk facilities, you need to specify the Cancer Center when offering to volunteer. http://www.salk.edu/support/volunteer.html
Zero Breast Cancer: http://zerobreastcancer.net/volunteer.html
Shaw Regional Cancer Center: http://www.shawcancercenter.com/Shaw/how-to-help/volunteers.aspx
Yale Cancer Center: http://www.yalecancercenter.org/involved/volunteer.html
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition: http://debreastcancer.org/index.php/action/volunteer/
Moffitt Cancer Center: http://www.moffitt.org/site.aspx?spid=33EA061759234EFCA3438091BBECED36
Winship Cancer Institute: (Emory University): http://winshipcancer.emory.edu/WinshipContentPage.aspx?nd=729
Pacific Cancer Foundation: http://www.pacificcancerfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=166
Kootenai Cancer Center: http://www.kootenaihealth.org/index.asp?w=pages&r=4&pid=56 the link is for all of Kootenai health; specify the cancer center services when volunteering.
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation: http://www.bearnecessities.org/Volunteer/Index.html
Imerman Angels: Cancer Support: http://www.imermanangels.org/get_involved/volunteer_committee.php?gclid=CIP07amN4qMCFVw65QodAw0xmA
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer: http://www.verabradley.org/volunteers/new
Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center http://www.parkview.com/Employment/VolunteerServices/Pages/ParkviewHospital.aspx The link is for all of Parkview hospital. Specify that you would like to volunteer in the Cancer Center.
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana: http://www.cancer-services.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=48287&PID=726515
John Stoddard Cancer Center: http://www.johnstoddardcancer.org/volunteer-at-stoddard.aspx
Markey Cancer Foundation: For information on available volunteer opportunities contact: Jené Smith at 859-323-6448 or email at Jene.Smith@uky.edu
James Graham Brown Cancer Center: http://browncancercenter.org/Volunteers/tabid/67/Default.aspx
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center: http://www.marybird.org/content/volunteer-2/
Maine Cancer Foundation: http://www.mainecancer.org/Volunteers
Sinai Hospital: http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/sinaibody.cfm?id=1350 this is for all of Sinai hospital so specify that you are looking for opportunities at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute. Or view the Cancer Institutes VolunteerMatch listing at http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp596277.jsp
The National Cancer Institute (one of the National Institutes of Health) http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/volunteers/index.html This website is for the entire NIH Clinical Center so specify on the volunteer application that you would like a job helping cancer patients or working in services for them.
The Susan Cohan Kasdas Colon Cancer Foundation: http://www.coloncancerfoundation.org/volunteers.htm This website is for the entire NIH Clinical Center so specify on the volunteer application that you would like a job helping cancer patients or working in services for them.
The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care: http://www.camneelyfoundation.com/about/volunteer.php
Dana Farber Cancer Institute: http://www.dana-farber.org/how/volunteer/default.html
Sherrys House: Home for children with cancer and their families. http://www.whyme.org/volunteer-help.php
Huron Valley Sinai Hospital: http://www.hvsh.org/?id=104&sid=1 when filling out the volunteer application, specify that you would like to work in cancer care.
Childrens Cancer Research Fund: http://www.childrenscancer.org/support-our-work/volunteer-opportunities/
Wings Cancer Foundation: http://www.wingscancerfoundation.org/index.cfm?section=5&page=105
National Childrens Cancer Society: http://www.children-cancer.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=468
Siteman Cancer Center: http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/internal.aspx?id=3454
Sletten Cancer Institute: http://www.benefis.org/community/volunteers.asp This site is for the entire Benfis Health System. Specify that you would like to volunteer in the Cancer Institute.
Payden Memorial Foundation: http://www.benefis.org/community/volunteers.asp
Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital: Morrison Cancer Center http://www.mlmh.org/stdpg.aspx?id=496 Specify that you would like to volunteer at the Cancer Center
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation: http://www.nvccf.org/volunteer.htm
Norris Cotton Cancer Center: http://www.cancer.dartmouth.edu/giving/index.shtml
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: (several locations) http://www.emmanuelcancer.org/volunteer-opportunities.html
Cancer Institute of New Mexico: Cancer Institute Foundation: http://www.cancerinstitutefoundation.org/how-can-i-help
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/1288.cfm
Roswell Park Cancer Institute: http://www.roswellpark.org/volunteer
Libby Ross Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.thelibbyrossfoundation.com/support_volunteer.php
Janua Coeli Cancer Foundation: http://www.januacoelicancerfoundation.com/donations.htm Volunteer information is near the bottom of the site/page.
Bismarck Cancer Center: http://www.bismarckcancercenter.com/foundation/?category=Volunteer Opportunities
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Comprehensive Cancer Center at Ohio State University: http://cancer.osu.edu/waystogive/volunteering/Pages/index.aspx
Oklahoma Childrens Cancer Association: http://www.helpkidsfightcancer.org/donate.htm
Childrens Cancer Association: http://www.childrenscancerassociation.org/volunteer
Hospital Oncologico Andres Grillasca: No official website (though it is mentioned on many) but as a hospital, it is very likely that they have need of volunteers. Call or visit them at: (787) 848-0800 / Ave Tito Castro Carr 14 Antiguo Centro Medico; Ponce , PR 00733
Kimmel Cancer Center: http://www.kimmelcancercenter.org/kcc/kccnew/help/volunteerprogram.htm
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: http://www.upmccancercenters.com/volunteer/
Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation: http://support.gloriagemma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GG_Volunteer_Splash
Ascend Foundation; http://www.ascendfoundation.org/volunteer.html
Aiken Cancer Care Institute: https://www.aikenregional.com/Volunteering This is for all Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Specify that you would like to volunteer at the Cancer Care Institute
Rapid City Regional Health Care Foundation: http://www.regionalhealth.com/Ways-to-Give/RCRH-Foundation/Get-Involved.aspx specify that you would like to help in the cancer care institute
The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation: http://www.minniepearl.org/get_involved/volunteer
MD Anderson Cancer Center: http://www.mdanderson.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/index.html
Huntsman Cancer Institute: (University of Utah): http://www.huntsmancancer.org/houYouCanHelp/volunteering/overview.jsp
Huntsman Cancer Foundation: http://www.huntsmancancerfoundation.org/Page.aspx?pid=305
Hess Cancer Foundation http://hesscancer.org/lend-a-hand/
Vermont Cancer Center and Fletcher Allen Health Care: http://www.vermontcancer.org/index.php?id=218
VIRGINIA: (also see Washington, DC)
Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation: (Several locations) http://www.vbcf.org/volunteer.htm
Cancer Lifeline: http://www.cancerlifeline.org/giving/volunteering
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: http://www.fhcrc.org/donating/other/index.html
Lung Cancer Alliance: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/involved/volunteering.html
Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center: There is no specific volunteering link but they mention volunteers in several places throughout their website. Call (304) 399-6500 or e-mail email@example.com to ask about currently available volunteer opportunities.
The Spierings Cancer Foundation: http://www.spieringscancerfoundation.com/volunteer.html
Jasons Friends Foundation: http://www.jasonsfriends.com/youcanhelp.php