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Volunteer and Make a Difference

Whether you’re a cancer survivor, a person at high risk, or connected through family to someone affected by hereditary cancer, you can profoundly impact the lives of individuals in our community. We are looking for voices from all races, ethnicities, gender, sexual preference, age and disability. Join the VolunteerFORCE team to educate, support, raise awareness, fundraise and advocate for others.

In return for sharing your time, your talents, and your experience, you’ll gain:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and skills via training to support others effectively
  • Outstanding opportunities to do meaningful, fulfilling work that fits your schedule
  • New connections and friendships within the hereditary cancer community and beyond
  • Deep appreciation and gratitude from others

Complete our volunteer application so we can find the right opportunity for you. Thank you!

Volunteer Roles

Genetic Expert Leaders

Provide FORCE resources and answer questions at Community Group Support Meetings on Zoom and to patients within their facility. Time commitment is 1-2 hours a month.

Helpline Volunteer

Return phone calls and provide vital resources and nonjudgmental support regarding finding genetic counselors, genetic testing, financial assistance programs, insurance coverage questions and much more. Time commitment 1-2 hours per month.

Message Board Moderators

Connect online with others in our community and provide nonjudgmental support and FORCE resources. Time commitment is flexible, averaging 2-4 hours a month.

Peer Navigator

Get matched to peers who share a similar experience and provide personalized 1:1 phone or email support. Time commitment is 2-3 hours per match. Looking for pancreatic, colorectal, endometrial and male breast cancer survivors; people living with metastatic breast cancer, men living with prostate cancer; individuals with the following genetic mutations: BARD1, CDH1, CDNK2A, CDK4, CHEK2, EPCAM, MLH1, MSH2, MHS6, PMS2, NBN, PTEN, RAD51C or D, STK11 and TP53.

Project Volunteer

Assist reviewing and developing educational materials for our XRAY program and our website. Time commitment varies per project.

Patient Advocate Leader

Assist in advocating for state and federal level policy issues on behalf of FORCE. Time commitment varies.

Research Advocate

Participate in cancer research advisory roles and effectively represent the unique needs of the hereditary cancer community. Time commitment varies.

Community Leader

Provide support and resources by phone, email and at Community Support Group Meetings on Zoom. Time commitment is 2-4 hours a month.

Volunteer Application

Share your interests and skills and we'll match you with the right opportunities when available.

All volunteers are required to complete our interactive online VolunteerFORCE Academy training to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support others and advocate on behalf of the hereditary cancer community.

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Volunteer Spotlights

FORCE features the passionate work of our volunteers. We hope you are inspired by their stories and consider volunteering too! 

 Volunteer Spotlights

"I was so grateful to FORCE for the strength and support the organization gave me that I felt inspired to give back to others and signed up as a volunteer. I continue to feel inspired by the strength and perseverance of so many individuals."

Marisol Rosas


"Volunteering with FORCE has been the silver lining in my genetic mutation diagnosis."

Jane E. Herman


Thank You To Our Sponsors

The VolunteerFORCE Academy has been made possible by the generous support from:


Foundation Medicine