Become a Volunteer
We welcome volunteers at the Breast Care Center! It is a terrific way to "give back" after cancer treatment or to simply spend time helping others. All volunteers participate in a training that is provided frequently through the UCSF Volunteer Services. More information about the training can be found on the UCSF Volunteer web page, or by calling Volunteer Services at (415) 353-1196.
The volunteer opportunities available at the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and/or the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are:
Greet, escort and assist patients and visitors at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Women's Resource Center. Volunteers also may assist with the lunch program in the Infusion Center where patients undergo chemotherapy.
- Art for Recovery
Encourage patients to express themselves through creative projects such as painting, journal writing, poetry, music and quilting for the Breast Cancer Quilt Project. Volunteers may work with patients at the pedside, waiting area or in the Infusion Center.
Contact: Cindy Perlis, Director (415) 885-7221
- Breast SPORE Advocacy Core
The Advocacy Core is a service-focused core providing a mutually rewarding experience for both patient advocates and SPORE investigators. These services are primarily focused around research support, education/outreach, tissue acquisition issues, clinical trials, and policy issues. SPORE Advocates support Bay Area Breast Cancer SPORE projects and cores by infusing relevant patient experiences into the SPORE, as well as by being service oriented and developing projects that can enhance the SPORE.
Contact: Sarah Goins, Manager, Breast SPORE Advocacy Core (415) 502-2986 for more details
- Friend to Friend Shop
Join the UCSF Auxiliary's Committee which enables the Friend to Friend staff to give products to patients that are unable to afford them.
Contact: Meridithe Mendelsohn, Council Chair (415) 885-3693
- Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center
Provide information, emotional support and community resources to cancer patients and their families and friends. The center has an extensive multi-media library, specialized database for research, classes and support groups.
Contact: Paul Asfour, Volunteer Manager (415) 885-3785
Veteran patients receive the opportunity to share the knowledge and insight gained from their cancer experience. By doing so, veterans not only help others, but also have the opportunity to share and connect with others in a rewarding and constructive way.
Contact: The Resource Center at (415) 885-7604 or send an e-mail.