Why Volunteer?

Join us to help change the course of cancer in your community! Volunteers play an essential role at WCRC. Volunteer with us to provide information, resources, and emotional and practical support to women at risk for and diagnosed with cancer. Please note that, due to public health and safety issues related to COVID-19, our information sessions and training session dates are subject to change.

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Volunteers provide many services, including:

  • Information and referral to community resources
  • Community Outreach Advocates (COAs)
  • Community Client Navigators (CCNs)
  • Pro-bono psychotherapy for low-income women
  • Cancer education and healing arts workshops
  • Administration: data entry, mailings, filing, office support, and fundraising and event assistance

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

Step 1:
Complete the Volunteer Application

If you’d like to volunteer with WCRC, you first need to apply. Submit the online Volunteer Application, or complete the Volunteer Application (PDF) and return it to Audrey Shoji ([email protected]). Audrey will confirm receipt of your application and invite you to the next Volunteer Orientation Session.

Step 2:
Attend a Volunteer Orientation Session

After applying, you must attend a Volunteer Orientation Session at WCRC where you’ll learn about us, the services volunteers provide, and volunteer requirements.

Our upcoming Volunteer Orientation Sessions are on (subject to change):

Tuesday, September 7, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm


Step 3:
Participate in Volunteer Training

Following your Volunteer Application and Orientation (required), you may be invited to participate in our one-day Volunteer Training led by cancer experts, community partners, and staff. Assisted by client and volunteer panels, we’ll discuss and explore the basic biology of cancer, cultural humility, boundaries, confidentiality, self-care, and community resources.

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Next Mandatory Volunteer Training:
Date: TBD
Location: WCRC office, 2908 Ellsworth St., Berkeley
Breakfast & lunch will be served.

For more information and to register, contact Audrey Shoji ([email protected]) / 510.809.0202.

Step 4:
Look for Available Positions to Volunteer

Any Questions about Volunteering?

For more information and to register, contact Audrey Shoji ([email protected]) / 510-809-0202