CANCER CARE, TREATMENT, & RESEARCH

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

BEYOND FUNDRAISING

 

This is NOT a comprehensive list; just a small sample.  Remember that many national organizations have local chapters in many states!

 

NATION-WIDE OPPORTUNITIES

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 what’s 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

Gilda’s 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/

“I’m 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

 

October

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

 

November

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

 

ALABAMA:

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center: http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=124

 

ALASKA:

Interior Alaska Cancer Association: http://www.interioralaskacancer.org/volunteer

 

ARIZONA:

The Arizona Cancer Center (University of Arizona): http://www.azcc.arizona.edu/giving/volunteer

 

ARKANSAS:

Big Love Cancer Care: http://www.biglovecancercare.org/Help-Volunteer.html

 

CALIFORNIA:

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 Institute’s 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

 

COLORADO:

Shaw Regional Cancer Center: http://www.shawcancercenter.com/Shaw/how-to-help/volunteers.aspx

 

CONNECTICUT: 

Yale Cancer Center:  http://www.yalecancercenter.org/involved/volunteer.html

 

DELEWARE:

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition: http://debreastcancer.org/index.php/action/volunteer/

 

FLORIDA: 

Moffitt Cancer Center: http://www.moffitt.org/site.aspx?spid=33EA061759234EFCA3438091BBECED36  

 

GEORGIA:

Winship Cancer Institute: (Emory University): http://winshipcancer.emory.edu/WinshipContentPage.aspx?nd=729

 

HAWAII:

Pacific Cancer Foundation: http://www.pacificcancerfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=166

IDAHO:

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.

 

ILLINIOS:

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

 

INDIANA:

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

 

IOWA:

John Stoddard Cancer Center: http://www.johnstoddardcancer.org/volunteer-at-stoddard.aspx

 

KENTUCKY:

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

 

LOUISIANA:

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center: http://www.marybird.org/content/volunteer-2/

 

MAINE:

Maine Cancer Foundation: http://www.mainecancer.org/Volunteers

 

MARYLAND:

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 Institute’s 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.

 

MASSACHUSETTS:

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

Sherry’s House: Home for children with cancer and their families.  http://www.whyme.org/volunteer-help.php

 

MICHIGAN:

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.

 

MINNESOTA:

Children’s Cancer Research Fund: http://www.childrenscancer.org/support-our-work/volunteer-opportunities/

 

MISSISSIPPI:

Wings Cancer Foundation: http://www.wingscancerfoundation.org/index.cfm?section=5&page=105

 

MISSOURI:

National Children’s Cancer Society: http://www.children-cancer.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=468

Siteman Cancer Center: http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/internal.aspx?id=3454

 

MONTANA:

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

 

NEBRASKA:

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:

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation:  http://www.nvccf.org/volunteer.htm

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Norris Cotton Cancer Center:  http://www.cancer.dartmouth.edu/giving/index.shtml

 

NEW JERSEY

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation: (several locations) http://www.emmanuelcancer.org/volunteer-opportunities.html

 

NEW MEXICO

Cancer Institute of New Mexico: Cancer Institute Foundation: http://www.cancerinstitutefoundation.org/how-can-i-help

 

NEW YORK

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

 

NORTH CAROLINA:

Janua Coeli Cancer Foundation: http://www.januacoelicancerfoundation.com/donations.htm Volunteer information is near the bottom of the site/page.

 

NORTH DAKOTA:

Bismarck Cancer Center: http://www.bismarckcancercenter.com/foundation/?category=Volunteer Opportunities

 

OHIO:

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:

Oklahoma Children’s Cancer Association: http://www.helpkidsfightcancer.org/donate.htm

 

OREGON:

Children’s Cancer Association: http://www.childrenscancerassociation.org/volunteer

 

PUERTO RICO:

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

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Kimmel Cancer Center: http://www.kimmelcancercenter.org/kcc/kccnew/help/volunteerprogram.htm

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: http://www.upmccancercenters.com/volunteer/

 

RHODE ISLAND:

Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation: http://support.gloriagemma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GG_Volunteer_Splash

 

SOUTH CAROLINA:

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

 

SOUTH DAKOTA:

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

 

TENNESSEE:

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation: http://www.minniepearl.org/get_involved/volunteer

 

TEXAS:

MD Anderson Cancer Center: http://www.mdanderson.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/index.html

Livestrong: http://www.livestrong.org/Who-We-Are/Employment---Volunteering/Office-Volunteers

 

UTAH:

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:

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

 

WASHINGTON:

Cancer Lifeline: http://www.cancerlifeline.org/giving/volunteering

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: http://www.fhcrc.org/donating/other/index.html

 

WASHINGTON, DC:

Lung Cancer Alliance: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/involved/volunteering.html

 

WEST VIRGINIA

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 ecccinfo@edwardsccc.org to ask about currently available volunteer opportunities.

 

WISCONSIN:

The Spierings Cancer Foundation: http://www.spieringscancerfoundation.com/volunteer.html

 

WYOMING:

Jason’s Friends Foundation: http://www.jasonsfriends.com/youcanhelp.php