Our volunteers provide a crucial backbone for our efforts to improve the lives of cancer thrivers and prevent future cancer cases. Volunteers share their expertise with us in the communications, technological and fundraising fields. Their support is invaluable whether they are in our home offices in the US or UK or providing support at the forums and conferences we organize and attend. We recognize that for many of you, your most valuable asset is time, and we are so appreciative to everyone who has donated theirs.
Our greatest area of need for volunteers is to help with our Peer to Peer Support Programme
The relationship between a support seeker and an ACF Volunteer is a natural, friendly mentorship that is supportive in nature. ACF Volunteers never dispense any medical advice or try to diagnose a medical problem. ACF Volunteers listen, question and help thrivers through their cancer journey by sharing their own experiences. Conversation topics might include:
• What treatments and side effects feel like in the Volunteer’s experience
• Tips on dealing with side effects
• Pain issues
• Stigma and social experiences relating to the diagnosis
• Experience navigating the medical system