Volunteer and Join the FORCE Family
FORCE volunteers allow us to keep the branches growing and the leaves blossoming on our FORCE family tree. Volunteers are the roots of FORCE and as we grow, we need more and more. We are looking for all members of a family to join our family: grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins can be the faces of FORCE and empower individuals and families dealing with hereditary cancer.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer member of the FORCE family, review our rewarding positions below to select what best fits your interests and your schedule, and complete our volunteer survey or contact Sandy Cohen.
FORCE Supporters deepen our roots and make a difference by raising funds to help the entire community of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Please visit our fundraising page to learn how you can help.
Helpline Volunteers share their compassion one-on-one, over the telephone, from their own home. Just by listening, finding resources to support the caller and sharing their own story a Helpline volunteer empowers the caller and generally can lessen his/her fears. This volunteer position requires a one year commitment of just 4-6 hours per month (a predetermined 2 hour block of time every other week) and calls are forwarded to your home or cell, although your number is not disclosed to the caller. The most suitable Helpline Volunteers are those not facing surgery, comfortable with the course of treatment they chose and willing to discuss all treatment options. Training is provided. (A special need exists for Men and Spanish speaking members for call backs.)
In this role, you will help raise awareness about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and support those in your community navigating this journey. Community Liaisons spread awareness in the community by:
- Distributing educational brochures to doctors, hospitals and genetic counselors
- Educating local medical professionals about the services FORCE offers their patients in order to ensure more people are learning about hereditary cancer
- Representing FORCE at local conferences
- Becoming a “buddy” to a member requesting personal support
- (Optional) Planning local awareness raising and fundraising events in ways that are comfortable for you
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