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Volunteers play a pivotal role in providing support to the courageous young men and women and their loved ones fighting this devastating disease. We rely on volunteers to help us spread The Ulman Cancer Fund’s message of hope and awareness for the young adult cancer movement.

If you are committed to enhancing lives by supporting, educating, and connecting young adults and families affected by cancer, consider volunteering with UCF!

Our volunteer opportunities require various skills, qualifications, and time commitments. With that in mind, we ask that interested volunteers review the descriptions of each position listed below before applying to be a volunteer.

If at any point in time you have a question or concern regarding volunteer positions at the Ulman Cancer Fund, please contact Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Kim LaBarge via phone or email. Kim@ulmanfund.org (410)-964-0202 x117


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{Helping Others Fight}

What is it?

As a volunteer with Helping Others Fight you will directly impact the lives of local cancer patients and their loved ones by providing a much needed sense of normalcy that disappears with a cancer diagnosis. We provide basic services to families in the community affected by cancer so that these individuals can focus on their wellness. Once you sign up as a volunteer with Helping Others Fight you will be notified via email as projects become available.

How to Get Involved!

In general there are two types of Helping Others Fight projects, One on One volunteering opportunities and Group volunteering opportunities. When you sign up as a volunteer you will be notified about both types of opportunities, and are able to choose which opportunities you would like to be a part of based on your schedule and comfort level.

One on One volunteer opportunities will require the volunteer to work directly one on one with a patient or family. Some examples of One on One volunteer opportunities include light house keeping, running errands, meal preparation, transportation and companionship at treatment. You must be 18 years or older and pass a background check to work as a One on One volunteer.

Group volunteer opportunities are usually larger outdoor tasks like yard work, power washing, or home repairs. We welcome volunteers of all ages to participate in our group projects!

How to Get Started!

For more information on becoming a Helping Others Fight Volunteers, please fill out our volunteer application below and indicate an interest in Helping Others Fight. If you would like to begin the process of becoming a volunteer immediately, take a look at the Helping Others Fight Volunteer Training Manual and complete the Clearance Forms (links below). Return completed forms to Kim LaBarge via email or standard mail. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please contact Kim LaBarge via phone or email.

Helping Others Fight – Volunteer Training Manual

Helping Others Fight – Volunteer Clearance Forms

Kim@ulmanfund.org

(410)-964-0202 x 117

921 East Fort Ave. Suite 325 Baltimore, MD 21230

{Cancer to 5k}

What is it?

Cancer to 5k is a free 12-week training program designed to reintroduce cancer survivors to physical activity by training for and completing a 5k-road race. Volunteers with the Cancer to 5k program must have experience in running (all paces welcome!), be able to run 3 to 4 miles, be available for two training sessions weekly, and most importantly must be upbeat, enthusiastic, and encouraging!

How to Get Involved!

Individuals can get involved in the Cancer to 5k program by volunteering to be a “Sherpa” runner for the survivors. Volunteer Sherpas attend two weekly training sessions with the Cancer to 5k team. Certified coaches run the training sessions, and the Sherpas are responsible for running alongside the survivors to act as motivators, support, and most importantly to ensure no survivor is ever training alone!

How to Get Started!

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer with Cancer to 5k, visit the Cancer to 5k website and fill out the volunteer form here. Or fill out our general volunteering form and indicate an interest in Cancer to 5k. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kim LaBarge via phone or email.

Kim@ulmanfund.org

(410)-964-0202 x117

{Chemo Care Bag Project}

What is it?

The Chemo Care Bag project was created in an effort to make the long hours of chemotherapy a little easier on patients. We collect items like blankets, fuzzy socks, back scratchers, and puzzle books, then deliver these bags of goodies to hospitals and infusion centers locally and across the country!

How to Get Involved!

We use groups of volunteers to create batches of Chemo Care bags on a monthly basis. We will bring all the supplies to your group’s office or meeting space, explain how to pack the bags, and have you create between 20 and 30 bags to be delivered to patients that very same month. Volunteers have the additional option of collecting the items for the bags independently, and also to accompany our staff to the hospital to help deliver the bags to patients!

How to Get Started!

If you are interested in creating Chemo Care Bags, please fill out our general volunteering form and indicate an interest in Chemo Care Bags. If you have any questions or concerns about the Chemo Care Bag Project please contact Kim LaBarge via phone or email.

Kim@ulmanfund.org

(410)-964-0202 x117

{Race Day and Event Volunteer Opportunities}

What is it?

The Ulman Cancer Fund hosts a variety of special events and races to raise awareness and funds for our cause. In order to put on many of theses events we require volunteer support! Some of our these events include the Half Full triathlon, the Blue Jeans and Bow Tie Ball, the Iron Girl Triathlon, and Screw Cancer Brew Hope events.

How to Get Involved!

Special event volunteers will be on hand at the specific event to ensure that everything runs smoothly. This could include manning a water station at a race, collecting tickets at an event, etc. However you are helping, there will always be great opportunities to connect with athletes and attendees.

How to Get Started

If you are interested in race day or event volunteering, please fill out our general volunteering form and indicate an interest in Race Day and Event Volunteer Opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kim LaBarge via phone or email.

Kim@ulmanfund.org

(410)-964-0202 x117

{Hope Lodge Dinner}

What is it?

Hope Lodge is a program through the American Cancer Society that offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting well.

How to Get Involved!

As a volunteer at the Hope Lodge in Baltimore groups and community organizations have the opportunity to prepare dinner for Hope Lodge guests, then stay to share a meal and stories with the patients and caregivers.  The food for the group to cook will be provided by the Ulman Cancer Fund. Volunteers only have to show up ready to cook and connect with some amazing people!

How to Get Started!

If you are interested in preparing dinner at the Hope Lodge in Baltimore, please decide on 2 or 3 weekday dates that your group is available to volunteer, and contact Kim LaBarge.

Kim@ulmanfund.org

(410)-964-0202 x 117


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Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form below. We will contact you shortly!

Cancer to 5K Sherpa
Chemo Care Bag Project
Helping Others Fight
Partner Events (race day volunteers)
Special Event Planning Committee
Special Event Volunteer
Hope Lodge Dinner
Office Support
Scholarship Reader
A Friend or Caregiver
UCF Staff
Facebook or twitter
Email
Attended an event
Evenings
Weekends
Weekdays, 9-5


If you can’t give your time but would like to support any of our volunteer programs, consider following this link and making a donation to the program you would like to support!! Simply designate the program you would like to support in the “Donation Category” of the online donation form, or write the name of the program in the memo of a donation in the form of a check.

Checks can be mailed to:

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Attn: (name of the volunteer program) | 921 E. Fort Ave Ste. 325 | Baltimore, MD 21230.