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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families

Postion Title: Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Volunteer (PRKFC)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides mutual understanding and support to patients/caregivers requesting a PRKFC match.
  • Ensures that the patient/caregiver is aware of LLS information and resources available.
  • Research and become educated about disease information and helpful resources for patients/caregivers through LLS and other community providers.
  • Makes matches within 48 hours of request or let Patient Access Staff know why you are not able to connect with the requester.
  • Abides by LLS patient privacy policies, including to hold in strict confidence all patient information obtained as a PRKFC Volunteer.
  • Provides required feedback via online forms to Patient Access or PRKFC Volunteer Coordinator staff within 72 hours following each FC match.
  • Participates in 2-3 additional volunteer activities throughout the year:

Position Requirements:

  • Remote (must have access to computer, internet, email and phone)
  • One year post diagnosis or treatment (individually assessed)
  • Comfortable communicating via telephone, both listening and/or talking
  • Have a blood cancer diagnosis (or are the immediate caregiver of a patient diagnosed with blood cancer)
  • Willing to commit to the program for at least one year
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Evidenced sensitivity


  • Being an important part of someone’s cancer journey
  • Providing much-needed support, resources and comfort. In some cases, you will be the first person the patient/caregiver has spoken to with the same/similar diagnosis and cancer experience.
  • Being a Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Volunteer can give you an opportunity as a survivor to "pay it forward" or give back


  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of one year
  • blood cancer survivor or cancer caregiver
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