The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery(r) program matches trained volunteer breast cancer survivors to people facing or living with breast cancer. Volunteers give cancer patients and their families the opportunity to ask questions, talk about their fears and concerns, and express their feelings.
Reach To Recovery volunteers are carefully screened and trained, and are fully adjusted to life after cancer. They talk with patients in person, over the phone, or via email, using their firsthand experience of what it’s like to have breast cancer to relate to emotional and practical issues.
If you’re a breast cancer survivor at least one year out of treatment and are interested in helping others through their breast cancer experience, visit cancer.org/volunteer or call 1-800-227-2345.