• Wanting to help/supoort/be there for people-Houston

    Asked by Devon on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Wanting to help/supoort/be there for people-Houston

    I live in Houston and want to do some sort of volunteering. I looked into MD Anderson (where I got treated) but volunteering there is almost like a 2nd job. I really need it to be flexible, but I still want to feel like I'm helping. I was 25 when diagnosed and I wish I would have had someone to talk to who had gone through something similar. I just want to be that person for someone.

    Any ideas?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • FreeBird's Avatar
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      The RElay for life organization in your area would be glad to let you volunteer in whatever capacity you like. You can spend a little time, or a lot, you choose. One area you would do well with is volunteering to speak at different functions that relay puts on, like survivor dinners, relay meetings, kickoff events, etc. They like to have someone there to speak to the people to tell them about the effects of cancer on your life, how it effected you, how the american cancer society helped you if they did. It inspires people that are being treated that you made it, and so can they. I have done this for 3 years now and enjoy it, you can get more information at www.relayforlife.org when you get there just type in your zip code and you will get the local relay units with contact information. EVERY relay unit welcomes people to volunteer, in what ever capacity you can. Good luck, and thanks for wanting to give back.

      about 8 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I just emailed Lindy in Grapevine TX - I think about 250 miles away from you. She is going through a rough patch and could use some help, emotional support, etc. Maybe you could meet each other half way? Just a thought.

      almost 8 years ago

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