Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center


Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center! We have several opportunities to get involved with our organization and we are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team!

Please take a look around at our different volunteer opportunities. If you have a caring heart and a willingness to help others we look forward to hearing from you!!

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Office Volunteer

Position Purpose

The Office Volunteer will serve as the “face of Michelle’s Place,” responsible for the front reception area and initial client and or guest contact. The Office Volunteer will support Michelle’s Place mission and vision by ensuring positive experiences for our contacts – internal and external.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the vision and goals of Michelle’s Place.
  • Coordinate Greeting and provide a warm welcome to everyone when they come into Michelle’s Place, assist with filling out a client intake form for new clients, client look up on our CRM database, and assist staff with miscellaneous administrative tasks.
  • Answer general inquiries and direct calls to the appropriate staff member.
  • Provide a tour of our facility to all incoming clients.
  • Assist with wig fittings, prosthesis, bras, chemo caps, scarves, etc.
  • Provide oversight of Michelle’s Place facility by maintaining clean and organized areas; ensure the wig drawers, Resource room and the fitting room are neat and organized daily. Ensure that donated items are put away, placed in proper bin and laundered or washed if needed.
  • Have good general knowledge of the Services and Programs that we provide.
  • Meet attendance and punctuality requirements.
  • Communicate effectively and courteously with all contacts – internal and external.

Commitment

  • A weekly commitment of one 3.5 hour shift is required. we offer a morning shift of 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or an afternoon shift of 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm. We are open Monday – Friday.
  • Attendance at monthly volunteers meeting. Volunteer meetings are currently held via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Encouragement Caller (Cancer Thriver or Survivor)

Position Purpose -
The Encouragement Caller serves as the listening ear and important part of our support system for our clients who are currently dealing with cancer. This position is also to aid Navigators in addressing all needs a client may have.
Effective communication is necessary in order to adhere to Our Vision
Statement “No one should face cancer alone.”
caller needs to be a Survivor or Thriver, out of treatment, and emotionally ready and comfortable speaking with clients. Computer skills necessary. Will be
taught CRM.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Support the vision and goals of Michelle’s Place.
● Call clients to check on them, be a listening ear, Compassionate and provide emotional support.
● Enter notes from each encouragement call into our CRM database.
Commitment - one 3 hour shift a week mornings 9:30-12:00 or afternoons 12:30-3:00.
Attendance at monthly volunteer meetings. Volunteer meetings are currently held via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm. 

Community Outreach Coordinator Volunteer

Community Outreach Coordinator Volunteer
Position Purpose
To assist Community Outreach Coordinator by preparing for delivery the marketing items required to get the word out about Michelle’s Place. Assist in following up with providers we work with to see if they need any more marketing material.
 
● Make Marketing Packets to take to business offices
● Staple business card to brochure for Drop off Letters
● Make phone calls to providers who receive our marketing materials
 
Commitment - Communication will be made through email or phone as to when projects need to be done.
Possibly 2-3 times a month.
Attendance at the Monthly Volunteer Meeting
Volunteer meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Event Volunteers

Our main events are Bowling Tournament, Golf Tournaments, Walk of Hope and Michelle's Place Gala
Every event has a slightly different jobs but the main ones are the same for all
  • Set Up 
  • Registration -
  • Help through out the day of the event
  • Silent Auction Monitors 
  • Clean Up -

Fundraising and Development Coordinator Volunteer

Fundraising and Development Coordinator Volunteer
Position Purpose
To assist the Fundraising & Development Coordinator in keeping up with communication with our Donors.
Assisting in getting promotional material ready to be delivered or mailed to potential donors.
● Hand write Thank You Notes to Donors (accurate and clear handwriting necessary)
● Invitation stuffing & mail prep - as needed
● Help in coordinating the Pick up of silent auction items from the community
● When all is returned to Michelle’s Place after event, reorganize and put all supplies back
● Coordinate things that need to be washed (ie. tablecloths, dishware, etc.)
 
Commitment - There are several opportunities to take on different rolls for all events. These people need to be able to complete the task at hand and be reliable for our
F & D Coordinator to make these events the best they possibly can be. After each event all “stuff” needs to be returned to Michelle’s Place and get reorganized
Attendance at Monthly Volunteer Meetings
Volunteer meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Health Fairs

Health Fairs
Position Purpose - The Health Fair Volunteer will serve as the “face of Michelle’s Place,” responsible for talking to the public about the services offered at Michelle’s Place and providing literature regarding early detection, and information of our support network. Person must exude positive energy and genuineness in communicating with the public in regards to Michelle’s Place
.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Share the mission and vision of Michelle’s Place that No One Should Face Cancer Alone
● Have good general knowledge of the Services and Programs that we provide
● Communicate effectively, positively and courteously
● Answer general inquiries, respect and introduce yourselves to all participants in health fair
● Assist with Booth set-up (table, chairs, MP suitcase and sometimes an EZ-UP)
● Break down booth and bring materials back to Michelle’s Place.
Commitment - Watch for emails with upcoming monthly health fairs.
Attendance at Monthly Volunteer Meetings 
Volunteer meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month
from 12 pm – 1 pm.
 

Library Volunteer

Library Volunteer
Position Purpose - Provide oversight of Michelle’s Place Lending Library by keeping it organized and ensuring proper book check-out and return policies. Knowledge of Google Sheets or Excel is needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Keep a log of all books checked out and returned
● Sort books, publications and other items according to established procedure and return them to shelves or other designated storage areas.
● Process new materials.
● Maintain records of overdue materials on Google spreadsheet.
● Contact clients with overdue books via phone and by mail.
Commitment
● A weekly commitment is required; one day per week for 2 to 3 hours
● Attendance at monthly volunteer meeting is strongly encouraged.
Volunteer meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Navigation Volunteer

Navigation Volunteer
Position Purpose
To assist Navigators in organizing all resources for all cancers. To keep up with current Master Resource List on Google Sheets (knowledge of program & computer skills required). To help organize and update printed materials.
• Verifying Master Resource information: includes verifying the information that we have is correct and complete thru a phone call or website investigation. Updating this information on a Google Sheets document. This is an ongoing process.
• Organize and Inventory all printed informational materials for English and Spanish. Categorize and create a storage system for easy access of all the resources we have for different Cancers. Work with Navigators to fill in the gaps.
• CDBG forms: sort, organize, file, and spreadsheet input
• Constant Contact - Entering email addresses
• Addressing and Mailing Bulk Mail
 
Commitment - 1 day a week, computer needs to be available, flexible schedule, & attendance at monthly Volunteer Meeting held every 3rd Thursday from 12-1

Program Manager Volunteer

Program Manager Volunteer
Position Purpose
The purpose is ensure that clients receive services in a timely manner, that all clients are treated equally but understands priorities for scheduling may arise. Assist Program Coordinator in maintaining schedule for services such as Reiki, haircuts, & LGFB.
Assist, set up and breakdown Programs Events.
Program Services
● TAP - Treatment Assistance Program
● TTAP - Treatment Travel Assistance Program
● LGFB - Look Good...Feel Better - schedule, set up and breakdown of table & chairs
● Support Groups - set up and breakdown of chairs
● Reiki - Call to set up appts with clients, make reminder calls for appts., set out sign
● Haircuts - Call to set up appts. with clients, make reminder calls, sweep or vacuum after
service
Program Events
● Party in the Park
● Thanksgiving Baskets
● PRA Christmas Party
Commitment
Program services - 1 to 3 days a month to schedule and follow up with clients
● Program events - Watch out for emails for help with set up, during and end clean up.
● After each event Items need to be reorganized back at Michelle’s Place.
● Attendance at monthly volunteers meeting 
Volunteer meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Spanish Speaking Volunteers

Spanish Speaking Volunteer
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Speak fluent Spanish/Spanglish
● Confirm and update EPM support group list to see if they still want to receive an invitation
● Notecard campaign to all of our clients to remind them of our services
● EPM support group set up and break down every third Tuesday of the Month
● Annual Retreat - Help set up, help with programs throughout day and break down of retreat.
● Attendance at monthly volunteers meeting is strongly encouraged. Volunteer meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Our Mission and Vision