Looking for a Survivor and Caregiver Experience Lead for Relay For Life of Almaden!!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Almaden CommunitySan Jose, CA 95120
Join us in the fight against cancer!


Almaden Fights Cancer! - American Cancer Society Relay For Life

We are looking for volunteers with leadership qualities, a desire to change the world and a passionate dislike of cancer. We’re looking for long term, hands on, rock star volunteers who want more than a 1 day gig passing out water to runners. Relay For Life is planned and produced by an Event Leadership Team of volunteers from the community where the event is held. We invest in our volunteers through group training and 1-on-1 coaching from an American Cancer Society staff member. As the single largest fundraising event in the world, you get to be part of something pretty spectacular. No experience necessary, however, a go-getter attitude is essential!

The survivors and caregivers lead recruits, recognizes, and engages survivors and caregivers from within the community. Individuals in this role will use survivor and caregiver recruitment resources and tools to be able to clearly communicate the benefits of getting involved with the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life event. Individuals in this role will develop relationships with and serve as the primary contact to survivors, caregivers, and organizations that serve or interact with large numbers of survivors and caregivers.


  • Cultivate relationships with survivors and caregivers.
  • Assist activities lead and ceremonies lead to plan powerful ceremonies to celebrate and

recognize survivors and caregivers.

  • Assist mission lead to educate survivors and caregivers about the Society’s cancer prevention,

detection, and support services.

  • Collaborate with community champions to recruit new and retain previous survivors and


  • Collaborate with recognition lead to recognize and honor survivors and caregivers.
  • Develop relationships with and serve as the point of contact for organizations that serve or

connect with survivors and caregivers such as: hospitals, treatment centers, support groups,

faith-based groups or organizations, employers, etc.

So...at this point you may be wondering...WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE?

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. This community event is held at Almaden Lake Park on May 5 th from 9 am to 10 pm consists of inspiring ceremonies, activities and fun, and teams of friends, families, and co-workers coming together to finish the fight against cancer! Commitment requires regular check ins with your team lead and/or ACS staff member (in person, over the phone or via email) during Relay Season (September-August.. However we really ramp up in January!) and 2-3 hours a week of additional volunteer efforts. Schedule of work is up to you.

Sound like something you'd be great at?? Perhaps you'd only like a bite-size piece of this role?? Perhaps you & a family member or a friend interested in working on this together?? We would LOVE to chat & truly look forward to working with you to create a world without cancer!!!!


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week

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