Volunteering at Providence Cancer Center

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Providence Cancer Center. We are grateful to our volunteers for dedicating their time to help ease the way of cancer patients and their families by providing support and a welcoming environment. In order to ensure the best experience possible, we ask that our volunteers make a commitment of four hours per week (100 hours) for at least six months. Some positions, such as event volunteer and peer support volunteer, are exceptions.

As you consider this opportunity, please complete the online application for Providence volunteering. Please indicate in the additional information section if you are interested in working specifically in the Cancer Center. After an application is received, we look at open positions, interests and qualifications and availability and see if we can find a match. If appropriate, we arrange for an informal interview.

Choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities including:

Peer Support

As a cancer survivor, offer one-on-one guidance to help patients adjust to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation from cancer using your own experiences with the disease.

Library Specialist

Welcome patients and families and offer to assist them by identifying and accessing resources and information within the Jill Lematta Learning Center. Check books in and out as well as monitor supply of fliers, pamphlets and other resource materials.

Guest Concierge

Greet and welcome patients as they arrive at the lobby of Providence Cancer Center, creating a positive atmosphere with a caring presence. Provide directions or walk patients to their destination, offering information about what Providence has to offer.


Provide event support by attending community events, festivals and fairs on behalf of Providence, both on campus and in the community. Specific events include:

  • Reach the Beach (May) 
  • Relay for Life (May)
  • AIM at Melanoma Walk (May) 
  • Zero Prostate Cancer Walk (June) 
  • Survivor Day (June) 
  • Undy Run/Walk (colon cancer)(June) 
  • Providence Bridge Pedal (August) 
  • Get Your Rear in Gear (August) 
  • Free to Breathe (August) 
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (August) 
  • Hood to Coast (August) 
  • Pancreatic Cancer Alliance Walk (September) 
  • Race for the Cure (September) 
  • Light the Night (October)

Please visit FinishCancer Team Events for more information.

If you have questions about volunteering at Providence Cancer Center, please contact our volunteer coordinator.