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Volunteer with the American Cancer Society

With more than 100 years of experience in leading the fight against cancer, the American Cancer Society is working tirelessly to transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable. Our goal is to help save more lives more quickly.

When you volunteer with us – the world’s largest voluntary health organization – you honor friends and loved ones who’ve faced cancer, and you help provide crucial programs and services in your community, across the nation, and around the world. Your unique talents will make a real difference, and you can choose from volunteer positions that match your interests, offer flexible scheduling, and allow you to learn new skills. Join us and discover how rewarding it is to be an American Cancer Society volunteer.

Become a volunteer today. Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form.

Road To Recovery®

Road To Recovery® volunteers help cancer patients by driving them to and from potentially lifesaving treatments. Donate your time – as little as two hours a month – and the use of your vehicle, and allow others to focus on getting well instead of how they’ll get to and from appointments.

The Reach To Recovery®

The Reach To Recovery® program matches trained, volunteer breast cancer survivors with those facing a breast cancer diagnosis to provide free one-on-one support. Volunteers are carefully selected and are fully adjusted to life after cancer. Offer understanding and support as only another person touched by breast cancer can by giving others the opportunity to express feelings, talking about fears and concerns, and asking questions.

Community Office Support

Community Office Support volunteers help out at local American
Cancer Society offices. Using a schedule that fits your life, support Society staff by taking on tasks like assisting with mailings, preparing materials for events, answering phones, and greeting guests as they enter the office.

Relay For Life®

Relay For Life® volunteers – as part of the world’s largest movement to end cancer – bring the Society’s signature team event to life in their communities to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. Money raised helps support cancer research, free programs and services for cancer patients and their caregivers, and early detection and prevention programs. Start or join a team, be a part of the event committee, or walk in the Survivors or Caregivers Lap.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® volunteers lead and coordinate walks that raise breast cancer awareness and funds for American Cancer Society breast cancer initiatives like research, patient and caregiver programs and services, and early detection and prevention programs. Start or join a team, walk as an individual, or help by planning or volunteering at the event.

Additional Opportunities

Many of our local offices offer different and unique volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to contact the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 to see what other opportunities are available in your area.

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Make a Difference through Advocacy: Join ACS CAN

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network℠ (ACS CAN) is the Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate. As a volunteer, work with legislators to pass smoke-free laws, increase funding for cancer research, improve access to quality health care, and more. Join ACS CAN, meet with legislators, plan events, make phone calls, and encourage new membership.

Community Office Support

Community Office Support volunteers help out at local American Cancer Society offices. Using a schedule that fits your life, assist with a number of different tasks that impact our lifesaving mission. Here are a few examples:

Operational Support

  • Answer phones, take messages, and transfer calls
  • Open and sort mail and faxes
  • Provide customer service by greeting and assisting office visitors and volunteers

Event Support

  • Assist with regular and bulk event mailings
  • Copy materials, fold brochures, cut paper
  • Collate material and assemble packets
  • Fold and sort T-shirts

Mission Support

  • Help with patient resource referral and navigation
  • Help organize mission information inventory and storage room