Give cancer patients in Eugene and Springfield a helping hand during treatment!


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Oct 03, 2016 09:00 AM - Wed May 31, 2017 04:00 PM

Where

520 Country Club RoadEugene, OR 97401


About

Cancer Resource Center
The American Cancer Society is seeking individuals to volunteer 3-4 hours per week, Monday through Friday, in our Cancer Resource Center at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, both at the Country Club location and also at the Riverbend location, whichever is best for you.

A Cancer Resource Center is a space in a cancer treatment facility where American Cancer Society volunteers provide cancer information, materials, and information on programs and community resources.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and available to fill at least one shift per week during the hours of 9-4, and be willing to make a one-year commitment and get a yearly flu shot. Additionally, volunteers who are cancer survivors must be out of cancer treatment for one year Volunteers will be trained on American Cancer Society programs and materials in order to help patients and caregivers with questions and offer support, as well as programs from other organizations in the Eugene/Springfield area.

There isn't much data entry, but we do collect basic information so we can help patients, and you must be willing to do this. We do not use that information for fundraising purposes.

Description
Of all the programs provided by the American Cancer Society, patient services touch the lives and hearts of cancer patients and their families the most. The American Cancer Society is a place people call for resources, information and guidance on cancer, as well as practical help from local volunteers. The American Cancer Society's comprehensive patient service programs help with the emotional, physical and psychological needs associated with cancer for patients and caregivers.

Mission Statement
At the American Cancer Society, we help people stay well or get well if they are dealing with cancer, and we help them fight back. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • typically, 4 hr a.m. or p.m. shifts, weekdays
  • Out of cancer treatment at least 1 year; warm and kind; willing to collect personal information.
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