Volunteer to Help People Facing Cancer

Providing a survivor by the side of anyone facing cancer.

Become a Pancreatic Cancer Volunteer

The CanCare team is looking for pancreatic cancer volunteers wanting to offer hope and strength to someone facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. If you have cared for someone receiving cancer treatment or you’re a pancreatic cancer survivor, you are in a unique position to help someone else experiencing the same trial. Whatever brings you to CanCare, our team happily welcomes you into our community of survivors!

CanCare’s mission is to ensure that anyone facing pancreatic cancer has a survivor by their side. We need you, and your unique experience as a pancreatic cancer survivor or pancreatic cancer caregiver, to offer hope and support to someone enduring similar challenges and emotions that a Pancreatic cancer diagnosis creates.

One-on-One Pancreatic Cancer Volunteers

Our pancreatic cancer survivor and caregiver volunteers engage in one-on-one virtual support with pancreatic cancer patients and their caregivers. Our volunteers are matched with clients based on cancer type, treatment method, life stage, age, and gender. CanCare volunteers have the unique ability to empathize with and relate to clients currently living with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis because they are pancreatic cancer survivors themselves. This creates a bond and gives clients a safe place to discuss personal feelings and pancreatic cancer experiences that are hard to express.

Pancreatic Cancer Volunteer Opportunities

  • Share your pancreatic 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 pancreatic 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 pancreatic cancer, like going grocery shopping, picking up meals, or providing pet care.
  • Visiting individuals with pancreatic cancer while they’re recuperating from surgery at the hospital.
  • Participate in a pancreatic cancer support group.
  • Take notes at a doctor’s appointment for someone facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Pancreatic Cancer Volunteer Training Dates

Our exceptional training program is led by seasoned CanCare volunteers and trainers. Our training provides pancreatic cancer volunteers with techniques to sharpen their active listening skills and the opportunity to work through diagnosis, treatment, or caregiving issues 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 Pancreatic Cancer Volunteers Spend with CanCare?

You decide how much time you can devote to volunteering with CanCare. Our organization pairs survivor volunteers with clients recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Volunteers are crucial to the process because they have a unique perspective and understanding of the emotional support needed when living with pancreatic cancer.

Whatever brings you to CanCare, we welcome you to our community of pancreatic cancer volunteers. Our mission is to ensure that anyone facing pancreatic 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 pancreatic cancer and want to help, contact us us today.

How to Become a Pancreatic Cancer Volunteer with CanCare

When you’re ready to make a difference for someone facing pancreatic cancer, reach out to CanCare to see how you can help!

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 pancreatic 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."