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Volunteer with Cancer Lifeline

Volunteers are an important part of our programs.

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Volunteers are an important part of our programs, helping to staff our Lifeline, assist in administrative tasks, as well as with fundraising, committees, mailings and events. Volunteers provide a wide range of specialized talents and skills and we depend on their energy and enthusiasm. We invite you to become a volunteer!

Currently Recruiting for: Administrative Assistant & Lifeline Volunteers

The volunteer process is as follows:

  • Apply using the application here
  • Fax, scan & email, or mail back application
  • Background and reference checks
  • On site interview and tour

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please call or email Blair Rau at 206-832-1290 or brau@cancerlifeline.org

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Description & Requirements

Location: Dorothy S. O'Brien Center, 6522 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • Working with Excel & Microsoft Word (potential for database work) 
  • Conducting Reminder Calls
  • Shredding
  • Filing
  • Event Support
  • Assisting the Development and Program Teams with Various Tasks
  • Other Needs to be Determined.

Schedule: Flexible

 

LIFELINE VOLUNTEER - Description & Requirements

Location:  Offsite from your home workspace

Our telephone Lifeline provides emotional support and resource referrals to anyone who is living with cancer; patients, survivors, friends, family members, caregivers and co-workers, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. Volunteers must be comfortable listening to profound emotions and have the ability to be a good listener, provide non-judgmental support and understand that listening does not equate to giving advice or trying to fix some aspect of the situation.

 Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must have a telephone to connect remotely to the Lifeline
  • Must have access to the internet for completing log reports and assisting callers to register for programs and classes
  • Participate in Lifeline in-services
  • Make a one year commitment to role of Lifeline Volunteer
  • Provide advance notice of 2-3 months when plan to leave Lifeline Program

Training Requirements: Participate in a 30-hour training program. After training, you will be asked to take up to four weekday shifts per month.
 

Weekday shifts: 9am - 12pm, 11pm - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm

Snapshot of Training Material:
Confidentiality
Lifeline Policies & Procedures
In-depth Education on Cancer Lifeline Programming
Understanding Cancer Pathways
Active Listening Techniques
Exploring the Grieving Cycle
Assessment of Suicidal Callers
The Four Needs of People Affected by Cancer
Creating Open-ended Responses
Clarifying Content
Exploring Caller Issues
Discussing Our Own Experiences With Death & Dying
Beliefs About Helping
In-class Role Plays (also conducted over the phone)
 

 

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