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American Cancer Society Volunteers

The American Cancer Society boasts almost 2 million volunteers nationwide. Volunteers come from communities large and small, representing all races, genders, age, and socioeconomic status. Our volunteers have one thing in common – an endless and inspiring passion to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.

More than 250,000 volunteers gave their time and talents in 2016 to make community fundraising events successful – raising awareness and funds, and having fun, too!

Since 1985, Relay For Life participants from across the globe have helped raise more than $5.9 billion for the American Cancer Society, helping us save lives from cancer, at every stage.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walkers have helped raise more than $750 million since 1993, making sure that, when facing breast cancer, no one walks alone.

Volunteers help make our innovative research program possible.

Some of the best scientific minds invest their time to review grant applications and select the most promising for funding.

Volunteers have helped us invest more than $4.5 billion in cancer research since 1946. They help raise the funds that enable us to support – at any given point intime – more than 800 grantees throughout the country and across all cancer types.

We have the passionate support of thousands of top leaders across the US, helping us fulfill our mission to save lives.

500+ corporate executives have joined forces to make health and wellness a priority in the workplace through our CEOs Against Cancer® initiative.

41,000+ volunteers serve in leadership positions, lending their skills of organization, strategy, and development to help set ambitious, yet realistic goals to reduce the burden of cancer around the globe.

In 2016, 28,000+ volunteers helped to deliver vital services directly to those affected by cancer.

15,000+ Road To Recovery® volunteers provided cancer patients more than 188,000 rides to and from treatment.

Nearly 34,500 people learned to cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment, thanks to the dedication of volunteers for the Look Good Feel Better® program*.

Our Hope Lodge® program provided 267,000 nights of free lodging to cancer patients and caregivers who traveled far from home for treatment. Volunteers help make their stay convenient and comfortable.

Volunteers for our nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate – the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) – advocate to ensure public officials at all levels make cancer a priority.

Nearly 150,000 petitions were delivered to Congress through the One Degree campaign, helping to restore $2 billion in cancer research funding to the federal budget.

Advocates have worked for laws that keep work places, restaurants, and bars smoke-free in 63 municipalities across the US.

Support the American Cancer Society

Volunteer to help save lives from cancer.

Connect with our Volunteer Care Team at 1-800-227-2345 or cancer.org/volunteer.