The American Cancer Society saves lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
We welcome you as you join more than three million Society volunteers nationwide and become a part of our organization’s proud legacy of volunteerism. In 1913, 15 physicians and business leaders in New York City got together to raise awareness about a feared and unmentionable disease: cancer. In 1936, a legion of new volunteers - the Women’s Field Army - was organized to wage war on cancer. This group was the catalyst that moved the American Cancer Society to the forefront of voluntary health organizations. Our millions of diverse volunteers have been - and continue to be - vital to carrying out the mission of the American Cancer Society.
Volunteering: A Commitment to Caring; The American Cancer Society listens, shares, heals, and helps nurture a spirit of hope and a culture of caring through voluntarism. We believe in and strive to live by these six key principles for voluntarism.
Find out how you, your family, your friends, and your coworkers can get involved. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good. Make a difference today!