The American Cancer Society is a united force against all cancers. We fight for every life threatened by every cancer in every community. We’re on a mission to save lives and celebrate life. Every single day.
We are a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading fight for a world without cancer. The more people who join in our mission, the more lives we can save. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activities to create awareness and impact. The Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.
Imagine a world free from cancer. Help make it a reality!
Exposure to health disparities and cancer prevention/early detection measures.
Increase understanding of ACS programs and services.
Gain knowledge and skills around planning, community outreach and community mobilization.
Opportunity to interact with different ethnic/racial communities to raise awareness of cancer as a major health issue and provide education around cancer prevention and health &wellness
Increase the commitment of those you engage to take action
Opportunity to do side visits to culturally organizations that serve the Latino/Hispanic community
Opportunity to attend conference/workshops around health equity and community health
Enhance your communication and listening skills
Bilingual English/ Spanish/ language skills for Latino outreach, as well, as other languages for our Asian communities
Assist with outreach activities at health fairs, Spanish churches, social services community-based, schools, etc...
Assist with Community Health Centers and Hospitals screening events to reach uninsured and under-insured minority population
Provide education/information sessions on the main cancer topics, healthy nutrition; being active, etc.
Give presentations about cancer prevention & early detection as well as ACS Cancer Resource programs/services as needed
Help prepare materials in health education for community events/screening days
Connect individuals and community to ACS 1-800 number, website, and other services.
Provide support to ACS Health Systems Department in office when needed (Once a month, as time allow)
Hours: Flexible: Most of the screening events occur during day time; however, we also have some in weekends and evenings.
Health fairs during weekdays, evenings and weekends