Volunteer to Help People Facing Cancer

Our Cancer Volunteer Page

Providing a survivor by the side of anyone facing cancer.

*If you are in need of financial support please see our resources. CanCare offers emotional support to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Survivor Volunteer

Are you a cancer survivor with a heart to help someone else find hope and strength as they face treatment? Have you cared for a friend or loved one while they received cancer treatment? Whatever brings you to CanCare, we want to welcome you into our community of survivors!

Our mission at CanCare is to ensure that anyone facing cancer has a survivor by their side. We need you – and your unique voice as a cancer survivor or cancer caregiver – to bring hope and support to someone else who may be experiencing the challenges and the emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis.

One on One Support Volunteers

CanCare survivor and caregiver volunteers engage in personal one-on-one online support with cancer patients and their caregivers. Volunteers are matched with clients by cancer type, treatment method, life stage, age, and gender. As survivors themselves, CanCare volunteers have the unique ability to relate and empathize with clients currently undergoing their diagnosis. This bond gives clients an outlet to discuss their personal feelings and cancer experiences that might otherwise be hard to express.

Volunteer Training Dates

Our exceptional training program is led by a combination of therapists and training specialists. The training provides our volunteers with information about CanCare and how we serve others, the tools to sharpen their active listening skills, and the opportunity to work through their own personal cancer journey.

Healthcare Volunteers

CanCare has partnered with hospitals and treatment centers in Houston, TX, and Atlanta, GA, to provide immediate, in-person volunteer services to patients and their caregivers currently undergoing medical treatment. Volunteers work in conjunction with medical staff to offer emotional support to patients and their families and caregivers. CanCare volunteers in Texas and Georgia are available onsite to speak with patients and caregivers about questions and concerns or to simply provide reassurance and hope.

Healthcare Volunteer Process

All CanCare healthcare volunteers benefit from our comprehensive training program. They also benefit from orientation and any additional training offered by the hospital or location in which they choose to volunteer. New volunteers then “shadow” an experienced hospital volunteer until they are comfortable with providing support to patients and caregivers. Such confidence combined with ongoing support from CanCare helps each volunteer maintain a consistent and rewarding schedule.

Apply to become a Healthcare volunteer in Houston, TX, or Atlanta, GA.

Questions about our volunteer program or the process of becoming a volunteer? Send us an email.

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