Cancer Treatment Areas

Volunteers provide support to patients while they are receiving cancer treatment by offering refreshments, reading material and conversation.

Volunteers can staff two areas: Outpatient Chemotherapy (Gonda 10) and Radiation Therapy.

Qualifications

  • Friendly, welcoming and positive attitude
  • Able and willing to refer patient questions about condition or medication directly to staff
  • Treat diverse patients and their families with respect and empathy
  • Emotionally able to interact with very ill patients as they receive treatments
  • Available to listen if patient desires to talk

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to handle hot liquids
  • Ability to stand and walk, pushing a refreshment cart over a period of two hours
  • Avoid volunteering if ill due to patients' suppressed immune system

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