From fundraising events to research symposiums, driving cancer patients to treatment to cooking a meal in one of our Hope Lodges, the American Cancer Society offers incredible volunteer experiences to help you find your passion and help us save lives. Use this page to explore volunteer opportunities in your state and learn more about our offerings. Have an idea for a volunteer experience? Contact us and we'll connect you with an American Cancer Society staff partner who can help.
Click your state on the map below to view American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, and Young Professional group volunteer opportunities near you!
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The American Cancer Society's Young Professional Groups are your link to the Society after graduation. Whether you find yourself in your hometown, or a brand new city, the American Cancer Society is there. Young Professional groups provide a network of new friends and connections who share your passion for eradicating cancer through fundraising, advocacy, volunteering, and urban Relay events.
Click on the map above to find a listing of Young Professional groups and events in your state and links to their specific social media and web sites.
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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. ACS CAN supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem, with volunteers nationwide working to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard.
More more information, visit www.acscan.org.
Over 100,000 college students add "saving lives" to their resume each year by participating in Relay For Life events and leading Colleges Against Cancer chapters on campus. These volunteers help spread the mission of the American Cancer Society and come together to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back. The American Cancer Society offers opportunities for students to grow their leadership skills, mobilize their community, find their passion, and make a difference. Consider supporting the volunteers working at your alma mater with a donation and/or reconnect to wish them luck!
As a Young Professional seeking to stay or get involved the global movement to end cancer through the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life, you have the power to make a difference by connecting your company to the Society's life-saving mission. Whether your company thrives on team-building volunteer opportunities in the community, engaging in philanthropy through corporate sponsorship, or empowering employees through individual giving campaigns, there are many ways in which you can be an ambassador for the American Cancer Society in your workplace.
The Partners Against Cancer – Event Engagement Program recognizes corporate relationships with the Relay For Life movement, in which companies commit to 50 teams or 500 participants from their company each year. These companies are commited to community involvement and helping finish the fight against cancer. The program offers team building, volunteerism, and promotion nationwide. Find out if your company is a Partners Against Cancer partner, or if your company is a fit, here.
Through your company's sponsorship, you could help fund the next big cancer research breakthrough, provide information and support for people facing the disease, and help educate your community about cancer’s causes and ways to prevent it. You'll provide a quality team building experience and a medium for volunteerism and philanthropy for your employees. In addition, your company will benefit from the competitive advantage the association with the American Cancer Society brings, generating a more positive corporate image, improved customer loyalty and engagement, and increased sales potential. Ask your local event staff, or learn more by calling us at 1-800-227-2345.
Whether it be chipping in to participate in "Casual Fridays" during the summer at work, leading a bake sale in your office, or setting a goal for your company and seeing how quickly you can reach it, there are a number of ways to fundraise and make a meaningful donation to the American Cancer Society through engaging your fellow employees. Check out the Relay For Life website for fundraising ideas to get you started.
There are many ways for your work to volunteer at American Cancer Society events including Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Galas, and Golf Events, as well as for American Cancer Society programs and services like the Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery, and others to support cancer patients and their families. Learn more about how you can get involved by calling us at 1-800-227-2345.