Thank you for your interest in being a part of the largest HBOC peer support network! Help others facing hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers (HBOC) and advocate for our future.
Share your interests and skills and we'll match you with the right opportunities when available. Complete our volunteer application today.
All volunteers are required to complete VolunteerFORCE Academy training and will receive a certificate upon graduation. It’s a comprehensive series of online webinars and resources that provide knowledge and skills needed to effectively support others.
Help others facing hereditary breast, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic and related cancers (HBOC) and advocate for our future. Please take a minute to review our volunteer opportunities and then complete our volunteer application.
In the right “frame of mind” to support others. If you’re struggling with your own health or next steps, we recommend you wait until you’ve worked through your own decisions. Individuals who are choosing surgery should wait at least 6 months post-surgery before volunteering.
Individuals who work for a laboratory that sells genetic tests are not eligible to be volunteers.
|Role||What You Do||Time Commitment||This is for you if...||Openings|
|Fundraising Champion||Raise $1,000 or more with local fundraising efforts||Varies||You have an idea to raise awareness and funds in your area.||Yes|
|Message Board Moderator||Moderate online conversations||5 hours per month||You can access online message boards from home.||Yes|
|Research Advocate||Participate on grant review panels, IRB's, research advisory boards and guideline panels||Varies||You have a passion for research and a willingness to speak up for the HBOC patient community.||Yes|
|Genetic Expert Support Leader||Lead HBOC support group meetings||5 hours every
|You’re a trained genetic expert.||In States: AR, HI, KS, LA ME, MS, NE, RI, VA, VT, and WY|
|Peer Navigator||Provide 1:1 phone support to another person facing HBOC||2-3 hours per assignment||You’re a Previvor or Survivor
willing to work with someone 1:1 to empower them on their journey.
|Ovarian, pancreatic & metastatic breast cancer survivors; Men living with prostate cancer; ATM, BARD1, BRIP1, CDH1,CHEK2, Lynch Syndrome, NBN, NF1, PALB2, PTEN, RAD51C or D, STK11, TP53, mutation carriers or tested negative|
|Helpline Volunteer||Return phone calls and provide support and resources||Varies||You have the flexibility to return phone calls within a 24 hour period||Yes|
|Outreach Leader||Provide local support||5-10 hours
|You provide peer support and share resources via email or phone locally.
|In States: AR, HI, KS, LA ME, MS, NE, RI, VA, VT, and WY|
|Project Volunteer||Review and develop educational materials.||Varies||You have comfort with scientific and medical jargon, or excellent copy editing and proofreading skills||Yes|
Outlined below are all of FORCE’s volunteer roles with the specific responsibilities for each.
I was so grateful to FORCE and the strength and support that the organization had given me that I felt inspired to give back to others and signed up to be a helpline volunteer. I continue to feel inspired by the strength and perseverance of so many members.