Give a helping hand to cancer patients at OHSU with the American Cancer Society


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

3303 SW Bond Ave.7th Floor Center for Health and HealingPortland, OR 97239


About

Having cancer is hard....finding help shouldn't be!

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

A Cancer Resource Center is a space in a cancer treatment facility where American Cancer Society volunteers provide cancer information, materials, and information on programs and community resources.

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. Additionally, volunteers who are cancer survivors must be out of cancer treatment for one year. All volunteers must pass a background check, required by OHSU.

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.

Description
Of all the programs provided by the American Cancer Society, patient services touch the lives and hearts of cancer patients and their families the most. The American Cancer Society is a place people call for resources, information and guidance on cancer, as well as practical help from local volunteers. The American Cancer Society's comprehensive patient service programs help with the emotional, physical and psychological needs associated with cancer for patients and caregivers

Mission Statement
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, 1 shift per week minimum
  • Flu shot. If survivor, out of treatment at least a year.
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