Volunteer

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.


Turkey Trot 2018 Volunteer Opportunities
Virginia Run Community Center
15355 Wetherburn Ct, Centreville, VA 20120
Volunteers needed to unload boxes of t-shirts (must be capable of heavy lifting)
Sat, Nov 17, 9-11am
Sat, Nov 24, 9am-noon

Registration and Packet Pickup: Give runners/bibs & t-shirts
Sat, Nov 17, 1-4pm
Sun, Nov 18, 1-4pm
Tue, Nov 20, 4-8pm
Wed, Nov 21, 3-8pm

Race Day, Thu, Nov 22
6-7:30am: Packet Pickup: Give runners/bibs & t-shirts
7:30-10am: Race Monitors (Adults only):  Race monitors are stationed at various locations along the race route to encourage runners and direct them to follow the correct race course.

Please contact us.


Chemo Comfort Care Packs

This is a great project for school groups. Collect personal size tissues, hand sanitizer, hand/body lotion, individually wrapped peppermints, soft socks (chanille?) and crossword/sudoko/puzzle books. Wrap them in a cellophane bad and tie with a ribbon. These packs are both thoughtful and practical for people on chemotherapy. They are distributed in our Inova hospitals and infusion clinics. Questions? Please contact us.

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, 6-8pm. A background check, annual flu shot, and TB test are required. For more information, please contact us.

 Tea and Talk?

We are looking for some special people for a “Tea and Talk” volunteer opportunity at Inova’s infusion clinic near the Life with Cancer Family Center. These volunteers would talk with patients, bring them comfort items like snacks, blankets, etc and just give them some special attention. Potential volunteers must be comfortable in a medical environment where people are receiving chemotherapy treatments and be available for a daytime shift, Mon-Sat.  For more information, 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.

Teach a Classyoga class

Are you a credentialed, licensed professional who would like to donate your time and skill? Please complete our Professional Volunteer Application.

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.

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