Volunteer Your Reiki or Healing Touch Skills

Provide individual Reiki and Healing Touch sessions at Life with Cancer Family Center in Fairfax. Reiki volunteers must have completed Level III training. Healing Touch, level 1 or reiki level 3 is required. Documentation of having received MMR, Varicilla (chicken pox) and Dtap vaccines OR blood test showing immunity to those is required. Also required is a background check and annual flu shot, TB test. For more information, please contact us.

Health Fair Volunteer Opportunities

Are you passionate about Inova’s Life with Cancer program? Do you like to engage people in conversation? If so, you would be the perfect person to represent us at community health fairs and events. We will provide in-depth training, so that you feel prepared. You can play a huge part in changing the narrative from, “How come I’ve never heard about Life with Cancer?” to “Yes! Life with Cancer provided great support during treatment and recovery!” Please contact us.

Volunteer at Special Eventsvolunteers

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.

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens and Others.

Life with Cancer does not have volunteer opportunities for children under the age of 18; however, High School Students (ages 16+) may volunteer at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.  

Be a Breast Cancer or Gynecologic Cancer Mentor

If you are a breast cancer or GYN 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 or GYN cancer patient through a difficult time, giving valuable information, emotional support, encouragement, and a shoulder to lean on. For more information, please email Pamela Crum, the SOS coordinator.

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.