Volunteer to Help People Facing Cancer

Providing a survivor by the side of anyone facing cancer.

Texas Cancer Volunteers Offering Guidance and Support

Welcome to the Texas Cancer Volunteers page at CanCare, where cancer survivors like you come together to offer a helping hand to those facing the challenges of cancer treatments. Whether you've conquered cancer yourself or have been a pillar of support for a friend during their journey, your unique experiences make you an invaluable asset to our tight-knit community. 

In Texas, we strive to ensure that every cancer patient has a compassionate survivor by their side guiding them through their trials, helping them feel less alone during this daunting journey. Join us today and become a vital part of our mission to connect survivors with clients who need to hear your inspiring stories and advice while they navigate their treatments.

If volunteering isn't for you but you still want to help, you can to CanCare and still play a vital role in supporting others through their cancer journey.

One-on-One Support from Texas Cancer Volunteer

As a one-on-one Texas cancer survivor or caregiver volunteer, you will be matched with someone undergoing similar experiences that you encountered. Allowing you to form a personal connection with them through virtual meetings. Your role involves participating in meaningful conversations with the patient and their caregiver, offering valuable insights from your own experiences. 

Our matching process prioritizes relatability, focusing on factors like cancer type, treatment, life stage, age, and gender to ensure the best possible advice and support for our clients. Your firsthand experience as a survivor gives you a unique ability to connect with patients on a profound level, providing them with an outlet to discuss difficult emotions that others may not fully understand.

Texas Cancer Volunteer Training Dates

At CanCare, we take the preparation of our volunteers seriously. Our team of therapists and training specialists work together to ensure every volunteer feels equipped for their role. The comprehensive training program helps you develop active listening skills, address any lingering struggles from your own diagnosis, and learn the most effective ways to support your clients. We believe in empowering our Texas cancer volunteers with the knowledge and tools they need to make a positive impact in the lives of cancer patients.

Online/Virtual Training Classes

• October 7-8
• November 16-17

Supporting Caregivers in Texas

In the heart of Texas, CanCare extends its heartfelt support not only to individuals living with cancer but also to the caregivers who stand beside them. Our commitment to providing compassionate care includes matching dedicated caregiver volunteers with those who are caring for cancer patients. These caregiver volunteers offer a unique understanding and empathy that comes from personal experience, providing a safe space for caregivers to share their emotions, challenges, and triumphs.

Just as cancer survivors offer crucial insights to patients, caregiver volunteers bring valuable guidance to fellow caregivers. This peer support model acknowledges the challenges faced by caregivers and ensures that they, too, have a dedicated ally throughout their journey. Whether it's through empathetic conversations, practical advice, or emotional validation, these caregiver volunteers play a pivotal role in empowering caregivers to navigate their responsibilities while preserving their own well-being.

Healthcare Volunteers in Texas

In collaboration with Houston's most trusted hospitals and treatment centers, CanCare's healthcare services provides vital support to patients and their families during their challenging journey. Our healthcare volunteers offer emotional support to individuals dealing with various difficult feelings in response to their circumstances. You'll be available to answer questions, address concerns, and provide comfort to those in need. 

Our volunteers also have the option to receive additional training at their chosen facility in Texas to further enhance their skills, and they are encouraged to "shadow" experienced volunteers until they feel confident to work independently. We are committed to supporting our volunteers every step of the way, ensuring they have a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

Join the CanCare Texas Cancer Volunteer Team Today!

Your experience can be the lifeline to someone during their darkest days. At CanCare, we value the resilience and compassion of those who have faced cancer and believe that no one should endure this journey alone. We provide support to individuals in Texas, and all over the world, and we invite you to be a part of our caring community. 

Join us as a CanCare Texas Cancer Volunteer and make a profound difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Sign up online or give us a call today and become a beacon of hope for those in need. Together, we can light the way to a brighter tomorrow.

See What Our Volunteers Say

Frank

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

Ron & Ina

Client
volunteer
"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."

Lynn

Client
volunteer
"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."

Berit

Client
volunteer
"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."

Larry

Client
volunteer
"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."

Ricardo

Client
volunteer
"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."

Iris

Client
volunteer
"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."

Lauren

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

Teresa

Client
volunteer
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!!

Valerie

Client
volunteer
"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."

Kenny

Client
volunteer
"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."