Volunteer to Help People Facing Cancer

Our Lung 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.

Become a Lung Cancer Volunteer

Are you a lung cancer survivor wanting to help someone else find hope and strength as they face their own treatment? Have you cared for a friend or loved one while they received lung cancer treatment? Whatever brings you here, the CanCare team happily welcomes you into our community of survivors! The CanCare team has lung cancer volunteer opportunities for you.

Our mission at CanCare is to ensure that anyone facing cancer has a survivor by their side. We need you – and your unique experience as a lung cancer survivor or lung cancer caregiver – to bring hope and support to someone else facing similar challenges and emotions that a lung cancer diagnosis creates.

One-on-One Lung Cancer Volunteers

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

Lung Cancer Volunteer Opportunities

  • Share your lung cancer experience with someone who has recently been diagnosed—everyone’s cancer journey is different, but your story can provide valuable insight about what to expect.
  • Volunteer your first hand knowledge to help others with lung cancer navigate the different aspects of life with cancer.
  • Help by driving a fellow cancer survivor to their doctor appointments and back home again.
  • Run errands for someone facing lung cancer, like going grocery shopping, picking up meals, or providing pet care.
  • Visiting individuals with lung cancer while they’re recuperating from surgery at the hospital.
  • Participate in a lung cancer support group.
  • Take notes at a doctor’s appointment for someone facing a lung cancer diagnosis.

Lung Cancer Volunteer Training Dates

Our exceptional training program is led by seasoned CanCare volunteers and trainers. The training will provide our lung cancer volunteers with tools to sharpen their active listening skills and the opportunity to work through issues remaining from diagnosis, treatment or caregiving in order to best support their clients.

Online/Virtual Training Classes

• June 22-23
• August 5-6
• October 7-8
• November 16-17

How Much Time Do Lung Cancer Volunteers Spend with CanCare?

As a volunteer with CanCare, you decide how much time you can devote to supporting those facing lung cancer. Our organization pairs survivor volunteers with clients recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Our volunteers are crucial to the process, as they can provide a unique perspective and emotional support because they have experienced a similar journey.

Whatever brings you to CanCare, we’re here to welcome you to our community of lung 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 lung cancer and want to help, reach out to us today.

How to Become a Lung Cancer Volunteer with CanCare

When you’re ready to make a difference for someone facing lung cancer, reach out to CanCare to learn about our lung cancer volunteer opportunities today! 

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 lung cancer survivor volunteer with CanCare, we can use you! Signup online, email us, call us, or attend one of our events today to be a volunteer.

See What Our Volunteers Say


“Cancer gave me the compassion to support others with cancer, to listen to and talk about life’s journey with cancer.”

Ron & Ina

"One morning while in Houston Methodist Hospital for transplant, a CanCare volunteer knocked on the door. He sat and shared with Ron and Ina about his time not just in the same hospital, but in the very same room as Ron! That day they found a new best friend in this CanCare volunteer. Ron and Ina both took a deep breath, seeing a survivor walking and sharing his story and listening to theirs. It was uplifting for both and gave them a sense of hope."


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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."


"CanCare was instrumental in helping me discover how to walk side-by-side with my sister through her health event."


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 and serve others that are just beginning their journey; however, I had no idea the blessings the Lord would put in front of me while I shared my story and reached out to give them hope. This is not a story of how I helped cancer patients; this is a story of how they helped me!!


"I contacted CanCare and spoke to a woman who had faced and won the battle I was fighting. I felt so uplifted and re-energized to continue fighting and accept what was happening."


"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."