Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are valued members of the HUCC team. The services provided through the volunteer program enrich and enhance the Cancer Center’s capacity to meet its mission to reduce the burden of cancer through research, education, and service. Individuals who are interested in volunteer opportunities may select one of the following programs:

Patient Experience

Volunteers in the Patient Experience Program will help to provide a comfortable and efficient visit experience for patients and their accompanying caregivers by providing extra services and access to amenities such as refreshments, magazines and other items. Volunteers may also put together patient welcome packets and maintain orderly appearance of patient lounges and waiting areas. Volunteers will also greet patients and guests and provide directions and walking escorts to various clinical care areas. Working as a Patient Experience Volunteer may be ideal for those who wish to dedicate a limited amount of time on a regular schedule to make the patient’s experience as comfortable as possible. Cancer survivors are especially encouraged to serve as Patient Experience volunteers.

Outreach and Community Engagement

Volunteers in the Outreach and Community Engagement Program will attend community events to provide cancer-related health information. To assist in their role, Outreach volunteers will receive up to 4 hours of additional training on community cancer education. Volunteers will organize and maintain outreach inventory supplies, select appropriate materials for the events, and set up educational displays. Outreach volunteers may also provide information about opportunities to participate in cancer research. Volunteering with the Outreach program may be ideal for those interested in health careers that involve community education and public health.

Screening programs

Screening program volunteers will assist participants with completing registration forms, help staff with managing flow of activities during screening events, and assist screening program staff with record keeping. Screening program volunteers may work on-site or off-site while assisting with the Cancer Center mobile unit. Volunteering for the screening programs may be of particular interest to those interested in health care fields.

Administrative Support

Volunteers working with the administrative programs will help HUCC staff with a range of office activities such as answering phones, photocopying, filing, document scanning, mailing, and inventory maintenance. Depending of your experience, you may be asked to assist with written on online communications, preparing marketing materials, helping with event and meeting logistics, helping to prepare reports, letters, forms, and surveys. Administrative Support Volunteers should have knowledge of basic office technology. Working as an Administrative Support volunteer may be ideal for those with administrative experience who wish to support the Cancer Center’s mission and for those who are seeking to build skills for the workforce.
Application Requirements

  • Potential volunteers should email Ms. Cherie Spencer at to make an appointment for an interview. Please list “Volunteer Services” in the subject of your email and state which program you would like to work with.
  • After your interview, you will receive an application packet. You will need to obtain copies of required medical clearance documents including immunization records and TB skin test and return these documents with your completed application packet. You will be required to submit to a criminal background check as part of the application.
  • Parental consent is required for volunteers under age 18. College and graduate students seeking internship opportunities for course credit should review information under the Training and Professional Development Program.
  • Applications must be received by the due dates specified below:

Volunteer Application Schedule

Application due date

Start Date

October 1

January 1

March 1

June 1

August 1

October 1