The American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery 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.
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Patient Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Up to one hour per visit, 1-3 visits per request
- Empathy, Understanding, Good Listener. Follow privacy and confidentiality standards