Support cancer patients, families, and caregivers


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Providence Cancer Center940 Royal Ave.Suite 120Medford, OR 97504

About

The American Cancer Society is seeking individuals to volunteer 3-4 hours per week, Monday through Friday, in our Cancer Resource Center at Providence Cancer Center.

A Cancer Resource Center is a space where American Cancer Society volunteers give hope through information, support, and resources on community programs and services.

This role provides emotional support to patients and their families by being a good listener and sharing resources. As a volunteer, you will visit treatment/infusion rooms and other areas of facility to proactively seek out patients and caregivers to offer support.
Of all the programs provided by the American Cancer Society, the Cancer Resource Center touches the lives and hearts of cancer patients and their families the most. The Cancer Resource Center is a hub for resources, information and guidance on cancer, as well as practical help from our volunteers. The American Cancer Society's comprehensive programs help with the emotional, physical and psychological needs associated with cancer for patients and caregivers.

Every day American Cancer Society Volunteers are making the lives of cancer patients just a little bit easier. Consider being part of fight against cancer by volunteering with the American Cancer Society.

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. Volunteers will be trained on American Cancer Society programs and materials in order to help patients and caregivers with questions and offer support.

Cancer treatment is difficult and taxing on both the patient and their family members. For that reason, we ask that potential volunteers give themselves one year from the last treatment before training for our program.

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.

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week

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