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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 15+) may volunteer at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.  Volunteer opportunities for college students looking are also available at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. 

Volunteer Your Reiki or Healing Touch Skills

Provide individual Reiki and Healing Touch sessions at Life with Cancer offices in Fairfax, Fair Oaks, and Leesburg. Reiki volunteers must have completed Level III training. Healing Touch, level 1 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. Day/Hours needed:

  • Fairfax: 2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday of most months, 6-7pm and 7-8pm
  • Fair Oaks: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6-7pm and 7-8pm
  • Leesburg: 4th Thursday of the month, 5-6, 6:30-7:30pm, 7:30-8:30pm
  • Inova Schar Cancer Center, Fairfax: Variable

The Inova Schar Cancer Institute Gift Shop

Want to give your time to a fun place with a purpose?  Volunteer in the gift shop located at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute where every purchase provides 95% of the funds generated for grants, scholarships, and programs for the campus.  All you need is 4 hours a week, Monday – Friday 9-5.

To get started fill out the application and note your interest in the Schar gift shop:

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, at your convenience, 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.

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.

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.