We caught up with Blair LaFavor, Cancer lifeline’s Program & Volunteer Coordinator, who just celebrated four years as a staff member. In addition to organizing the intensive Active Listening Training for our volunteers, Blair schedules all of our volunteers and oversees their work on the Lifeline and Lifeline Chat. She also puts together our class catalog and makes sure our online registration goes smoothly. Blair is a key player at many of our check-in desks for our events and at times even pinch-hits as a bartender! A former baker, Blair loves all things culinary and she volunteers with FareStart once a week.
1 – How long have you been with Cancer Lifeline? How did you first get involved?
I’ve been with Cancer Lifeline for just over four years now. I came across Cancer Lifeline while looking for a new direction in my career. Cancer has impacted my family in many ways, and when I saw an opportunity to get involved with an organization whose mission is to optimize the quality of life for people living with cancer, I knew I had found something special and something that would be a fulfilling career.
2 – What’s the favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is definitely getting to know our Lifeline volunteers. We have an amazing team of volunteers and getting to know each of their stories, what brought them to Cancer Lifeline, and more about them is such a special part of my job.
3 – What are you most excited about for 2020?
I am excited about the always growing programing and support groups at Cancer Lifeline. Whenever we have the opportunity to serve more people, it makes my heart happy. In my personal life, my husband and I are looking forward to welcoming a new member to our family in 2020. I am excited too for my brother-in-law’s wedding in July. Not only do we get to attend a beautiful celebration of love, but I also get to visit and check off the last US state on my list: Alaska! It’s been a goal of mine to visit every state since I was young and I am going to complete that in 2020!
To learn more about volunteering with Cancer Lifeline, contact Blair .