Become a Breast Cancer Survivor Volunteer
Breast Cancer Volunteers
If you’ve struggled with cancer and come out even stronger on the other side, you might find yourself wanting to give back. Maybe you were helped by a survivor when you were undergoing treatment, and you want to pay that forward. Maybe you want to pass along the practical lessons you’ve learned in your cancer journey. At CanCare, we want to help you do just that.
How You Can Help as a Breast Cancer Survivor
All of the following are great choices for those looking to work closely with those facing cancer:
- Share your cancer experience with those who have recently been diagnosed—even though every individual’s cancer journey is different, your story can provide valuable insight as to what others can expect
- Volunteer your expertise to help people with breast cancer in other areas of life
- Driving a fellow survivor to their doctor appointments, or back home again
- Performing errands for someone facing breast cancer, like grocery shopping, picking up meals, or taking care of pets
- Visiting individuals dealing with cancer while they’re recuperating from surgery at the hospital
- Lead, co-lead, or participate in a cancer support group
- Take notes for someone facing a breast cancer diagnosis during their doctor’s appointments
- Volunteer with a breast cancer support network to distribute care packages to people undergoing treatment
- Helping with administrative tasks at a local cancer charity or event
- Donating to an organization like CanCare or participating in a fundraising drive
Volunteer Training Dates
ONLINE/VIRTUAL TRAINING CLASSES:
INTRODUCTION TO CANCARE: INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
TWO-DAY TRAINING CLASS TIMES (CENTRAL TIME ZONE):
How Much Time Can I Volunteer with CanCare?
Whatever brings you to CanCare, we’re here to welcome you to our community of breast cancer survivor volunteers. Our mission is to ensure that anyone facing cancer has a survivor they can count on, who understands what they’re going through, and who is there for them when they need someone. If you’ve had breast cancer and want to help, reach out to us today.
How to Become a Breast Cancer Volunteer with CanCare
We offer online/virtual training classes throughout the year to become a member of the CanCare Volunteer Survivor team.
If you want to become a breast cancer survivor volunteer with CanCare, we can use you! Signup online to be a volunteer, email us, call us, or attend one of our events today.
Virtual Support Groups
See what our volunteers say
... View Full Story“Cancer gave me the compassion to support others with cancer, to listen to and talk about life’s journey with cancer.”
... View Full Story"The fact that CanCare screens and trains their volunteers and that they can match a request from a patient or caregiver looking for support within 48 hours brings me so much peace. Cancer can be a serious problem and if I can be a part of helping someone’s cancer experience be a little bit easier or lighter, I feel like my own cancer had a purpose."
... View Full Story"The service CanCare provides in any community cannot be measured in hours or number of people affected. The goodness that pours out from volunteers and staff is so far reaching. It is not only the client who benefits by the support, but the client’s family can see the good it does for their loved one."
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"I now have one CanCare client that had cancer in his tonsils just like I did. When we spoke the first time, he helped me as much as I helped him. It felt good and also reminded me what I endured and overcame. CanCare keeps me focused on my health and giving back to others. Giving back is a great reward."
... View Full Story"She was in a wheelchair and had just recently been diagnosed. She was slumped down in her wheelchair looking like she had lost her last friend. I introduced myself and told her that I was a stage 4 tongue cancer survivor. She got a big smile on her face, straightened up in her wheelchair, and asked, ”YOU ARE?” She was surprised. It was obvious I made a big impact on her but what she didn’t realize was how big an impact she made on me."
... View Full Story"I was very thankful that he took the time to visit patients goung through a rough time like myself. It made me feel like there was hope and that if he made, I could too."
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"Her desire to 'give back' became stronger after she completed her treatment. Iris wanted to be available to other women who had just received news of their diagnosis. She wanted to offer hope and be a support to them."
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"CanCare was instrumental in helping me discover how to walk side-by-side with my sister through her health event."
... View Full Story"Working as a volunteer at my local hospital by offering emotional support has been a life-changing experience. I started my journey at North Cypress thinking that offering my “help” to cancer patients would be my way of giving back to the community..."