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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer at the Lurie Cancer Center, your time and efforts make an important difference in the lives of patients and their families.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available including:

Special Events

The Lurie Cancer Center holds public education and survivorship programs for patients and caregivers throughout the year on our medical campus and in the community, as well as professional education programs for clinicians. Volunteers help with event set up, greeting guests, providing directions, assisting with check-in and registration. For most events, we ask volunteers to make a minimum time commitment of three hours.

Administrative Support

Volunteers provide additional support for short -term projects on an as-needed basis. Volunteers help with word processing, copying and assembling folders for meetings and events; tasks requiring focus and organization in an office setting.




Patient Care Ambassadors

Knowledgeable and warm volunteers welcome patients in the Lurie Cancer Center's outpatient Clinical Cancer Center on the 21st floor of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Galter Pavilion and the Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care on the 4th floor of Prentice Women's Hospital.

Volunteer opportunities at both locations are available on weekdays only, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least six months of service, minimum of four hours per week, and must be 20 years of age or older. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check, take an employee health screening, read and agree to a confidentiality code and adhere to the hospital dress code. The Lurie Cancer Center provides compassionate care for adults with all cancer types, and offers a wide range of specialty clinics.

In addition to daily duties as assigned, responsibilities include:

Please be aware that volunteer application and onboarding process will take approximately 4-6 weeks. we appreciate your patience. When completing your application, please specify "CANCER CENTER" when asked "what type of volunteer opportunities are you interested in."