Volunteers are critical to Latina Contra Cancer’s day-to-day work. From helping to implement events to managing the library of resources for cancer patients – volunteers add value to our services.
We are grateful for the incredible support that our volunteers provide. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities by filling out our volunteer survey.
Volunteers help plan and execute Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) events including the National Latino Cancer Summit and other fundraisers. These events are important because they help LCC grow its community presence and engage with more individuals. By volunteering for these events you enable LCC to educate, navigate, and support our underserved population.
The LCC office is located in downtown San Jose. Volunteers are needed on a daily basis to communicate with patients, organize our resources and library, and manage data projects. Being bilingual helps.
I have continued to volunteer at Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) for three years because I am passionate about serving the Latino community and wholeheartedly believe in the services and work LCC provides to families in the Bay Area. At LCC I enjoy working with the amazing staff to help make someone’s day just a little bit better. I enjoy representing LCC at health fairs and events in the Bay Area and the satisfaction of providing health education to the broader community. I am honored to be a part of the progress at LCC. – Crystal Perez, LCC Volunteer
LCC is proud to offer internship opportunities to academic institutions. San Jose State University (SJSU), University of Santa Clara and Stanford University students have all held internship positions with us. We’ve also provided Master’s Program students with opportunity to do research work for LCC.
“LCC gave me the opportunity to explore the non-profit world and see first hand how they connect the community with life saving resources and support. This organization is truly an asset to the communities they serve. As an SJSU Health Science major, and a senior student intern, which was made possible by Health Career Connections, I learned valuable skills through my experience and mentorship that have strengthened my passion for public health and working with underserved populations.” – Jessica Ponce, BS, Public Health Associate at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Interns in our program are expected to:
- Sign on for a minimum of one semester
- Have good communication skills
- Be flexible with schedule, depending on assignment
- Know Microsoft Word, Excel and in some cases, PowerPoint
- Check in with the designated supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss assignment.
- Check in on a daily basis to update supervisors on the work in progress
- Be respectful of clients and adhere to privacy regulations (HIPAA) where they apply
- Sign a confidentiality statement upon joining the agency
- Be proactive, engaged and ready to propose best practices where possible
- Be bilingual if possible. Monolingual English speakers are not turned away
If you’re interested in this program please contact Mercy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org