Lifeline Volunteer Information

Cancer Lifeline is seeking volunteers to provide emotional support and information to cancer patients, their families and friends.  We currently have 4 and 5 hour shifts available during weekdays and weekends, and evening shifts on weekends.

SKILLS FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIFELINE VOLUNTEERS

  • Comfortable listening to profound emotions  and ability to be a good listener
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support to others
  • Understanding that listening does not equal giving advice or fixing

REQUIREMENTS

  • Participation in 30-hour training program
  • 4 shifts per month
  • Participation in 6 in-service meetings per year
  • Prompt reporting using online call logs
  • One year of service, however many of our volunteers choose to stay longer

MAJOR ROLES AND DUTIES

  • To provide emotional support to clients by phone from the Cancer Lifeline office or from home
  • To make referrals to Cancer Lifeline programs, other Cancer Lifeline personnel, and community services when appropriate.
  • To help callers register for Cancer Lifeline classes using web based registration program.

“The skills I learned at Cancer Lifeline have changed my relationships.”
-Sara Beth, full time student and Lifeline Volunteer

To Apply, complete our Volunteer Application.