Volunteering at Cancer Pathways can be a rewarding experience and we offer many ways that you can help to support our community. We have opportunities for teaching classes and workshops and for Family Program volunteers; people who love to bake for events, stuff envelopes for large mailings, or write thank you notes; people who like to research, write letters, and solicit items for program and clubhouse needs; handypersons who can do building maintenance and repairs; and corporate groups that would like to spend a few hours, on a one time basis, sprucing up the facility.
Details about the volunteer options:
Teaching classes/workshops - many of our classes and workshops are taught by volunteers from the community - people who have training and expertise in areas such as art, nutrition, exercise, and cancer-related education. The programming schedule is a compromise of your availability, as well as ours, and classes can be weekly, monthly, or simply a one-time event. To facilitate support groups you do need to be currently licensed in the State of Washington as a social worker or mental health counselor and be trained in the Cancer Pathway’s model of group facilitation.
Family Cancer Support Program - teens ages 16+ may help out on the 3rd Saturday of the month Family Cancer Support Program; as counselors for our annual Camp weeklong day camp in the summer; and for big family social events.
Bakers - come and bake cookies for events, or for freezing, in our beautiful clubhouse kitchen.
Mailings - come and stuff/label large quantities of envelopes on an as-needed basis throughout the year.
Corporate Groups - come and help us with spring and fall - and any other time of the year - facility cleaning (we have a 7,000 square foot space!), organizing a multitude of different things, window washing, repainting our red front door, light carpentry, and more.
If you’re interested at volunteering at Cancer Pathways, please fill out our volunteer application here.
We need a variety of supplies for the Clubhouse and the many events we hold throughout the year. Click here to purchase an item from our Wishlist from Amazon and it will be sent directly to Cancer Pathways.
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop (ECA) collects new and gently used items for sale in its Kirkland shop. The all-volunteer non-profit donates proceeds from the store to local charities, including funds for the Cancer Education for Teens program at Cancer Pathways. Visit the ECA website for more information on how to make a donation, or visit their store (MAP), or shop for items online at their eBay and Craigslist sites.
Shop Amazon Smile
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to Cancer Pathways. Visit Smile.Amazon.com and select Cancer Pathways as your charity of choice.