Volunteer Job Descriptions
There are several volunteer opportunities available at Cancer Support Community. Whether you want to volunteer once a week or once a year, we have a place for you! Volunteers can chose the project you find most interesting or we can recommend an area of particular need. A one hour volunteer training session is required before you can volunteer.
Four times per year, we publish and distribute a calendar of programs so that cancer patients and the medical community are updated on our activities. Ambassadors help us save money on postage and increase awareness by personally delivering calendars to medical facilities in the metropolitan area and interfacing with front office staff on a quarterly basis to check on whether they need more calendars and to check on whether they have any questions about our services.
Ambassadors need to be friendly, well-spoken and informed about Cancer Support Community. They also need a car and the ability to carry roughly a 10 lb. box of calendar packets. We will provide you with a list of places to deliver the calendar packets. Calendars are delivered each quarte, generally during the weekday. We would ask you to commit to delivering calendars to up to five local medical offices on a quarterly basis.
Facility Greeters Volunteer greeters help provide a friendly smile to people with cancer and their loved ones when they come to Cancer Support Community, especially those coming for the first time. They also help our small staff manage office projects.
We need people available for both daytime and evenings (with friendly smiles!) during the week that have at least three hours to give on a regular basis (once a week, every other week, or once a month).
Health Fair Volunteers
Throughout the year, Cancer Support Community sets up information booths at various health fairs and community educational fairs across the metropolitan area. They are important opportunities to share information about our programs.
Health Fairs are scheduled both during the week and on weekends, usually during the day. Volunteers pass out literature and talk about the services at Cancer Support Community. Volunteers are included on a list and are called when needed. This is the perfect opportunity for people who can't commit to a regular volunteer schedule.
Cancer Support Community sends a lot of information through the mail and many of these mailings are quite large. They include information to our participants and medical professionals as well as fund raising appeals to help pay for our free programs.
Mailing volunteers are included on a list and are phoned in advance when we need help throughout the year. Most mailings are stuffed during the weekday but periodically special arrangements can be made for evening shifts. We ask that you commit to a two-hour shift.
Special Events Volunteers
Cancer Support Community conducts several special events during the year. Most of these are fund raising events but we occasionally have events for our participants. These events are held throughout the year, generally on the weekends or weekday evenings. Our two largest fund raising events are our Cancer Survivorship Walk held in the spring and Celebration of Hope held in the fa
There are a variety of ways to volunteer for special events from being on a planning committee to helping out the day of the event. Special events provide the opportunity to volunteer for a limited amount of time (once a year on event day) or get more involved in our organization by serving on a committee. We will work with you to determine how much time you have and your area of interest!
Educational Events Volunteer
Cancer Support conducts several large educational events throughout the year. Most of these are located in the central corridor, at The Lodge Des Peres, or in St. Peters, MO. Educational events are held on Saturdays or through the week, evenings and day time hours.
What’s Involved? Volunteers are needed to pick up food, assist in set up of food, registration and breakdown and delivery of materials back to our facility (on occasion).
What’s Involved?Cancer Support Community may at times be in need of someone to assemble small items, hang pictures, shelving or move items within the building.
Workshop Leader Volunteer
What’s Involved? Do you have a special talent? Knitting, scrap-booking, certified to teach a movement class, have extensive knowledge on a particular subject and would like to donate your time to deliver a workshop? We would love your ideas. This is subject to approval by the Program Director and the Executive Director.
Welcome to Wellness Host/Hostess
What’s Involved? Provide basic facts and history of Cancer Support Community. Provide tour of the building and an explanation of our programs and services. Share your history with CSC if you are comfortable. Incorporate the Patient Active Concept in your delivery.