CanCare needs your experience, your time, and your talents.
CanCare is a mighty community of survivors who lift up and inspire cancer patients and caregivers through one-on-one support, empathy and hope.
That’s why we’ve organized over 700 trained volunteers including cancer survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals to provide emotional support, information and resources to individuals facing cancer.
What makes CanCare Unique?
Volunteers engage in personal one-on-one support with cancer patients and their caregivers. Support volunteers are matched with clients by cancer type, treatment method, life stage, age, and gender. As survivors themselves, CanCare volunteers have the unique ability to relate to and empathize with clients currently undergoing their diagnosis. This bond gives clients an outlet to discuss their personal feelings and cancer experiences that might otherwise be hard to express.
Our program is lead by a combination of therapists, training specialists, and healthcare professionals. The training will provide our volunteers both the tools to sharpen their active listening skills and the opportunity to work through issues remaining from diagnosis/treatment/caregiving they may have to be ready to help our clients work through theirs. The class will include a few presentations but is mostly interactive (role playing, group work, etc.). The participants are a mix of survivors and caregivers.
Volunteering & Social Distancing
CanCare volunteer matches always have the option to meet in person or virtually. Since COVID, volunteer matches are all done virtually either by email, over the phone or on a web conference such as Zoom.
Our team has also transformed volunteer training opportunities into a virtual format. See dates and apply below to join our mighty community of survivors.
Volunteer Training Dates
Online/Virtual Training Classes:
May 21-23, 2021
June 25-27, 2021
July 23-25, 2021
In Person Training Classes:
September 18-19, 2021 (Houston, TX)
October/November, 2021 (Atlanta, GA)
October, 2021 (Charleston, SC)
November 13-14, 2021 (Houston, TX)