Latino Patient Outreach Committee Member
At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we're passionate about our mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, andmyeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We fulfill this mission every day by providing information, resources, and support to those affected by blood cancers.
At LLS, we stand for equal treatment, equal opportunity, and equal rights for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people with disabilities, Hispanics and Latinx, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veteran, women, and other underrepresented groups.
LLS recognizes Latino communities face significant health disparities directly associated with key social determinants of health, including poverty, inadequate access to medical care, educational inequalities, language barriers, individual and environmental factors, as well as bias in the healthcare delivery system.
We are looking for volunteer committee members who can help inform the outreach strategy by building and growing strong relationships with trusted community partners, both at the grassroots and mainstream levels. Join us as a volunteer and join the cause that’s having the most impact on finding new ways to fight cancer because beating cancer is in our blood.
Position Summary: In conjunction with the Patient & Community Outreach Manager, assist with the development of new relationships or enhance existing relationships with:
- Community-based organizations
- Community health workers, promotores, federally qualified health centers, primary care, etc.
- Faith-based groups
- Media partners and social media influencers
- Elected officials
- Local celebrities and radio personalities
- Other prospective partners who share a commitment to serving the needs of Latino’s
Time commitment: 5 hours per month or mutually agreed upon time. 1 year commitment desired.
Location: Remote. Must have access to computer, internet, email, and phone.
Benefits: Join us, as we work tirelessly to create pathways for equity for our communities, while driving forward change that honors our mission and stands against systemic racism and injustice in all its forms. We are determined to break down barriers and address the needs of underserved populations, especially those experiencing a blood cancer.
- Bicultural/bilingual a plus
- Familiarity with local community and needs
- Commitment to addressing issues of health equity in local community
- Comfortable working with Microsoft programs and remote video conferencing
- Detail-oriented and organized
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - New Mexico & El Paso
6100 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite 225, Albuquerque, NM 87110, US
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We work tirelessly to find cures and ensure patients can access the lifesaving treatments they need. When someone experiences the fear and uncertainty of a blood cancer diagnosis, we provide hope, compassion, education and support. Our impact is felt beyond blood cancer. The breakthrough treatments we helped advance for blood cancers are now improving the lives of people affected by many types of cancer.
Volunteers are our partners in the crusade to end cancer.
In 2017, LLS volunteers made a significant impact while selflessly dedicating their time and talent to achieve our mission. With countless ways to engage, from fundraising to providing patient support, our volunteers are changing the landscape of cancer.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's New Mexico/El Paso Chapter serves residents who have been touched by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
8500 Menaul Boulevard NortheastAlbuquerque, NM 87112
November 4, 2021
- Data Entry
- Program Management
- Community Outreach
- Relationship Building
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Time commitment: 5 hours per month or mutually agreed upon time. 1 year commitment desired.