Cancer Center Volunteers
|Volunteers at the Cancer Center are an important part of our health care team. Cancer Center volunteers provide support to our patients and their families and work with our staff to provide cancer education and preventative programs in the community.
News About Cancer Center Volunteers:
Cancer Center volunteer, Ginny Wilberg, was one of three local volunteers honored with a Pacesetter Award at the June 2007 RiverWalk event in Vancouver. Volunteers were recognized for their outstanding leadership and contribution to the community. Nominated in the 60+ age category of volunteers, Wilberg received $100 to benefit her favorite non-profit.
Sherilyn Brown, MSW, coordinator of volunteers, and Arlena Esrael nominated Wilberg for her overwhelming involvement in the local community. In addition to two days a week at the Cancer Center, she is also involved in several community programs, including Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Retired Federal Employees, Clark County Sheriff's Advisory Board and the Southwest Washington Agency on Aging.
When she's not helping out at New Heights Church, Wilberg also supports a number of Cancer Center events, including the Komen Portland Race for the Cure(R) and American Cancer Society Relay for Life(R). Ginny's supervisors say she is a workaholic who has been instrumental in helping to run the volunteer program at the Cancer Center. Congratulations, Ginny!
Cancer Center Volunteer Responsibilities:
After a thorough orientation as a Cancer Center volunteer, your time may be spent:
Volunteers work in a variety of departments at the Cancer Center, including:
- Greeting and welcoming patients and visitors to the Cancer Center
- Providing support to patients receiving chemotherapy treatment
- Supporting a patient undergoing a diagnostic procedure
- Providing clerical support to medical records staff
- Assisting Cancer Center staff and physicians at cancer screenings and special events
- Providing emotional support to a newly diagnosed cancer patient
- Breast Care Center
- Breast and Cervical Health Program
- Cancer Center Support Services
- Cancer Registry
- Cancer Research
- Infusion Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Medical Records
- Radiation Oncology
Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of six months to one year of service. All volunteers attend our Cancer Center Orientation/Training session. In addition, specific volunteer roles require additional training.
Cancer Center volunteers should be:
- Compassionate and caring
- Flexible in meeting the changing needs of the patient and family
- Accepting of diverse lifestyles, cultures, faiths and values
- Reliable, responsible and dependable
- Capable of maintaining confidentiality
- Able to meet the physical and emotional demands of volunteering
If you are interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunities at the Cancer Center, please contact Sherilyn Brown at 360.514.3125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your interest and look forward to talking with you.