Volunteers are essential to the work we do at Life with Cancer. If you’d like to lend an extra pair of hands, we’d welcome your support. Please check out our current volunteer needs, below. For more information, please contact us.
Are You a Pianist?
Life is planning a weekly therapeutic singing group.We are looking for someone who would be willing to volunteer their time to play piano for this group, which will be facilitated by an oncology therapist. The person must be comfortable being in the presence of people living with cancer, some of whom may have advanced disease. Day and time is somewhat flexible and dependent upon your availability. This will be an evening group. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested, please contact us.
Is Gardening Your Thing?
We are looking for someone to help maintain our backyard garden. While our landscaper do much of the heavy lifting, we are looking for someone to weed, deadhead and do some planting in spring and fall. We would need about 45 minutes of your time every two weeks during growing season. Interested? Please contact us
Like Being in an Office Setting?
We are looking for volunteers who can be available Mondays 1:30-4:30pm OR Thursdays 11am-2pm OR Fridays 12:30-3:30pm. Duties include: Printing class rosters, Posting signage, Restocking pamphlets and flyers, Compiling program packets, Set up and break down of rooms, as needed, and Greeting clients. The qualities needed: Friendly with clients and guests, Comfortable in the presence of people with cancer, Comfortable asking staff for help, Working knowledge Microsoft Word, Patience during times when there may not be too much to do, Routinely available- barring illness, vacation, etc. TB test, Flu shot and Volunteer Orientation are required. Please contact us
Our special events include dinners, races, fundraisers, and more. These events occur throughout the year, at various locations, on weekdays and weekends, and at various times of day. To add your name to our special events volunteer list or for more information, please contact us.
Be a Breast Cancer Mentor
If you are a breast cancer survivor who is at least one year out of treatment and want to help another, become a mentor with Survivors Offering Support (SOS). You can guide a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient through a difficult time, giving valuable information, emotional support, encouragement, and a shoulder to lean on. For more information, please contact us.
Are you a credentialed, licensed professional who would like to donate your time and skill? Please complete our Professional Volunteer Application.
Volunteer Your Reiki Skills
Provide individual Reiki treatments at the Life with Cancer Family Center in Fairfax, VA. Reiki volunteers must have completed Level III training and be available on the second Monday and/or fourth Friday of most months, 4:30-6:30 pm and/or 7-8 pm. A background check, annual flu shot, and TB test are required. For more information, please contact us.
Hold a Fundraiser
Host a bake sale, throw a party, do a walk-a-thon, host a dress down day at work—there are plenty of creative ways to raise money and support cancer patients and their loved ones. See fundraising ideas and planning tips.