Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Seeks Volunteers To Help Cancer Patients In Need

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation has many opportunities for local residents to provide support to patients undergoing cancer treatment. Volunteers are welcomed as part of the team at the Florida Cancer Specialists clinic in Wellington as a patient support volunteer.

Patient support volunteers provide non-medical assistance to patients in the treatment area; provide comfort and companionship, a listening ear, a smile, light refreshments, and blanket and pillows to patients; and assist nursing staff with non-medical tasks.

Requirements include completing and submitting the online application at www.fcsf.org. Potential volunteers will then need to complete a phone interview; complete a criminal history check and drug/nicotine screening; complete a health screening including tuberculosis (TB) testing and measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella immunities proof. An influenza vaccine is required annually (Aug. 1 through March 31). Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of three hours per week for at least six months and must be age 18 or older with a valid driver’s license.

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is not able to accommodate patients who are actively being treated for cancer or on court-ordered community service.

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps patients who need financial assistance while undergoing treatment. The foundation allows those fighting cancer to concentrate on recovery rather than their overdue rent, mortgage, electric or water bill.

Interested in volunteering? Call (941) 677-7191, e-mail volunteerprogram@flcancer.com or apply online at www.fcsf.org.