Thank you for your interest in being a part of the hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers peer support network.
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 cancer 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. Women 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|
|Community Liaison||Raise awareness in
your local community
|You're self-motivated and willing to pursue speaking engagements and fundraise in your community.||Yes|
|Message Board Moderator||Moderate online conversations||4-8 hours per month||You can access online message boards from home.||Yes|
|FORCE 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, especially cancer survivors|
|Genetic Expert Volunteer||Lead HBOC support group meetings||5 hours every
|You’re a trained genetic expert.||Yes|
|Peer Navigator||Provide 1:1 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.
|Current Openings for: ovarian cancer survivors;young previvors under 30 years old; ATM, PTEN, CHEK2, PALB2, TP53, BRIP1 mutation carriers|
|Peer Support Group Leader||Run local Peer
|Be the face of FORCE in your community and run a local peer support group in one of our existing locations only.
|Current openings in: Cincinnati, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Dallas, Harrisburg/Lancaster, Long Island, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, Virginia Beach|
|Educational Materials Development 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.