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Volunteer Opportunities

Navigator Volunteer Program – Volunteers serve as personal guides, accompanying newly diagnosed cancer patients to their first appointment. Position description.

Treatment Center Volunteer – Volunteers provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere to patients receiving treatment by offering companionship and refreshments. Position description.

Hospitality Program – Volunteers serve as hosts, offering assistance to patients and visitors at the information desk. Position description.

Creative Expressions – Volunteers translate various artistic activities (creative writing, sculpting, knitting or photography) into individualized sessions or small group classes. Position description.

TOUCH (Therapy of Unique Canine Helpers) Dog Program – Visiting dog volunteers and handlers present animal-assisted activities to patients waiting for cancer treatment and therapy. All dogs and handlers must be certified through Support Dogs Inc. Position description.

Book Cart Volunteer – Provide recreational reading material, activities or playing cards to inpatient units through use of a mobile book cart. Position description.

Book Club Volunteer – Volunteers host monthly book club events. Position description.

Volunteer Resource Program Internship – A nonpaid internship opportunity for individuals interested in assisting with varied types of duties – such as data entry, filing and answering phones – while developing volunteer management skills in the areas of recruitment, training and retention/appreciation. Position description.

Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center – Volunteers in the center help provide visitors with information about cancer, coping with the disease and community resources. Position description.

Administrative Services – Volunteers help different departments with word processing, filing, copying or special events. Position description.

Activity Organizer – Volunteers work with the Activities on the Move Program by helping to develop activities to offer patients and visitors while they wait for their appointment or on inpatient floors. 

Patient Entertainment – Volunteers bring their talents to patients and visitors in a one-on-one or group setting by playing relaxing music, performing or teaching patients new artistic skills.