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Hope Lodge Communities

Help make people facing cancer patients feel at home.

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® network provides free, home-like accommodations for people with cancer patients who have to travel for when treatment is far from home. Our Hope Lodge volunteers support our guests by helping with daily There are several ways volunteers can help with daily Hope Lodge operations such as preparing meals, providing entertainment, planning special events and activities, and improving the facility and grounds. Additionally, we need volunteers at select locations to drive patients to and from treatment.


There are more than 30 Hope Lodge communities in the US, located in select cities in certain states.

Time Commitment

  • Short-term volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Long-term volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Opportunities are available during weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

Required Training

  • Volunteer orientation training, confidentiality training, and onsite training may be required.
  • Volunteer drivers must take required training. 


Volunteers help make Hope Lodge communities a true home away from home. Volunteers You may choose from a variety of opportunities and activities that best fit your skills and interests. You can volunteer for a single day or be a longer-term volunteer, and you can volunteer by yourself or with a group. You can choose to work interact directly with Hope lodge guestscancer patients and their caregivers or work behind the scenes in other areas. Join us and help brighten the day of people facing cancer patients and their caregivers! 

Volunteer Positions and Responsibilities

Volunteers help with daily Hope Lodge operations such as making meals, providing entertainment, planning activities, and improving the facility and grounds. Additionally, we need volunteers to drive patients to and from treatment. 

Additional Requirements

  • Volunteers are required to be dependable and comfortable interacting with others.
  • For select Hope Lodge locations that have volunteer driver opportunities, volunteers must meet current age criteria, have a valid driver’s license issued by the state where they will perform their driving duties or in the state where they reside, provide proof of automobile insurance, pass a background and motor vehicle records check and complete required volunteer training.
  • Some volunteer roles may have additional requirements, including a background check.

To volunteer for this opportunity, please visit our Volunteer Community and select "Hope Lodge" from the program filter.