Volunteer Opportunities

Direct Services

Cancer Resource Center Office

Volunteers staff our reception area during regular business hours. They answer phones, greet visitors, meet with clients, and do projects as needed.

Cancer Support at Cayuga Medical Center

Volunteers are a regular presence in the chemotherapy suite as well as the waiting room of Radiation Medicine. They greet patients as they arrive for appointments, talk with family members, serve coffee and snacks, and offer general support.

Financial Advocate

Volunteers assist individuals and their family members with financial issues related to their cancer diagnosis.  They may help with any of the following: organizing bills, identifying resources to help pay for medical bills and expenses, filling out forms, appealing insurance company denials, etc.

Ride Provider

Volunteers are needed to give occasional rides to medical appointments for clients who don’t have reliable transportation or are too weak to drive. They may also be requested to accompany the client into their doctor’s office to provide support during the appointment. We partner with American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Ride program to provide this service.

Friendly Correspondent

For people who are looking to volunteer in a meaningful way, but are very limited with their time, an option is to maintain regular correspondence with clients via letters/cards, phone calls or e-mails.



Non-direct Services


Our biggest fundraiser of the year requires hundreds of volunteers and months of planning. Take part in the action by helping with flyer distributions, contacting local businesses, identifying team leaders to raise money, and much, much more.

Building Maintenance

Be part of the group of volunteers who help us with light maintenance and small repair issues for our office building.

Board, Committees, & Internships

Board of Directors

The board of directors is responsible for policy development and oversight of the entire organization. Board members play a key role in CRC relations with the greater community.


Development, Finance, Client Services, and other committees are comprised of community members, board representatives, and staff. Individuals with a genuine interest in the mission of CRC, who communicate well with others, and who bring a wide range of interests and backgrounds are sought to complement the roles of board and staff.


Students from Ithaca College, Cornell, and TC3 help CRC staff with a variety of tasks and projects. Click on “College Student” below for full job descriptions as well as how to apply.

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