Cancer Resource Centers

Dispense health information, social services, and hope

Volunteer assisting patient

If you like one-on-one and small group interaction, are a cancer survivor, have been a caregiver, or have had a family member or friend diagnosed with cancer, you will appreciate the experience of being a cancer resource center volunteer. As a trained volunteer at a cancer resource center you would interact with cancer patients and caregivers and be a conduit to information about cancer types, treatments, cancer screenings, and support services provided by the American Cancer Society and other organizations. Our cancer resource centers are located in or near a treatment facility.


  • Nationwide opportunities available.
  • Volunteer positions are located in-house at the centers. 

Time Commitment

  • Long-term volunteer opportunities available.
  • Most opportunities take place during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. 

Required Training

  • Volunteers must go through local training to be familiar with the Cancer Resource Center’s services.
  • Additional confidentiality training or other preparations may also be necessary. 


As a cancer resource center volunteer, you get to help cancer patients and family members through their cancer experience. It is a rewarding and fulfilling position where you provide encouragement, information, and referral services. You get to serve your community and meet new people. Flexible scheduling may also be an option. 

Volunteer Positions and Responsibilities

Trained volunteers provide up-to-date information and can connect patients and caregivers with day-to-day help and emotional support. Positions are located in-house at your local cancer resource center. 

Additional Requirements

Volunteers must be prepared to provide compassionate assistance to cancer patients, family members and friends. 

To volunteer for this opportunity, select the “Cancer Resource Centers” checkbox under “Patient Service Programs” on the Sign Up to Volunteer form.