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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, warm and welcoming volunteers serve as concierges in the outpatient Clinical Cancer Centers on the 21st floor of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Galter Pavilion and the 4th floor of Prentice Women's Hospital. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with directions, providing coffee and water, and escorting patients to waiting areas in addition to daily duties as assigned.

In addition, volunteers assist staff on the inpatient oncology floors at Prentice Women's Hospital by stocking supplies, delivering equipment and messages, and helping out as needed.