Join our network of Nearly 500 Support Volunteers from across the country
Cance Hope Network’s Peer Mentor volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, instilling hope in patients and caregivers through empathetic, compassionate support. Serving as a Peer Mentor volunteer is an opportunity to pay it forward and find meaning and empowerment as someone whose life has been impacted by cancer.
For those who are post-treatment, or have cared for a loved one with cancer, and are looking for an accessible, safe way to give back, being a Cancer Hope Network Support Volunteer can be the next step on your cancer journey.
Who can be a Support Volunteer?
Each of our nearly 500 Support Volunteers is at least one-year post-treatment, successfully undergoing maintenance therapies, or served as a caregiver to a loved one with cancer and are 18+ years old.
How it works
Fill out our online inquiry form; let us know a bit about your cancer experience, and why you are looking to volunteer.
A member of our Programs Team will reach out with questions and next steps, including completing the Volunteer Profile.
Upon completing your Volunteer Profile, we will review your profile with you to ensure details of your cancer experience and appropriately match you to future support seekers.
Volunteer Training Process
Volunteers receive professional training before becoming a mentor.
Just as our clients are looking for support, our Peer Mentors receive their own tools, resources, training, and support from our professional staff of social work and healthcare professionals. Peer Mentors also receive ongoing educational opportunities to improve mentorship. For more information speak to a member of our Programs Team.
Why it Matters
Our Peer Mentors directly support and empower clients while helping eliminate barriers to care, especially in places where access to care and support is uneven.
Their perspective and experiences are invaluable resources to our clients looking for guidance and support navigating treatment and survivorship.