Whether you want to do a one time or on-going activity, the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center has opportunities in Washington and Hancock Counties that help further our impact. Here are our current opportunities or if you have a particular skill or interest not on the list, we can create an opportunity. We want our volunteers to have a meaningful experience.
Interested in volunteering? Click here to download our volunteer application or contact Roberta or Michael at (207) 664-0339.
We have 2 events each year – May – Walk for Life in Addison, and the September Bike Ride on the Blue Hill Peninsula. You can help by:
- Being a leader or member of a planning committee
- Putting up posters
- On the day of the event, assisting with registration, check points, food, etc.
- Soliciting gifts and sponsors
Teachers or Leaders
To share skills or knowledge. The center offers programs like Yoga, exercise, Reiki in Ellsworth but maybe you have an interest or skill and would like to share it with others.
- Assist with mailings
- light cleaning
- Phone coverage for the office
- Shoveling ramp after storms
- help set up for classes
- Send handwritten thank you notes
- Library - organize library and literature, lending follow-up. Researching new materials
- Computer - keep mailing list current- follow up on email and postage returns
Help us get the word out about the programs and assistance the center can offer.
- Distribute posters and brochures out in the community and places like physician offices.
- Assist the director with putting together the monthly program list and calendars; help produce newsletter.
- Write news releases
- Develop a newsletter
- Speaker's Bureau
Other Ways to Volunteer
- Serve on the Board of Directors or Advisory committees such as the Washington County Cancer Action Group formed to bring more cancer treatment resources to Washington County
- Join with the knitters and sewers group making chemo caps and ouch pouches for people during treatment
- Be a member of a conference planning committee/ assist with implementation
Other Opportunities Shared With Other Organizations
- Guides - Beth Wright Center Guides offer one-on-one support to newly diagnosed cancer patients or their caregivers doing such things as calling and arranging appointments, identifying resources to meet the patients’ needs, providing friendly contact, coordinating referrals, facilitating the acquisition of community support services and helping clients and families overcome barriers. The Guides are people who have gone through the experience of cancer and specialized training and have a desire to help others.
- The Maine Buddy Program - This program of the Cancer Community Center of South Portland is for people living with, caring for, or who have lost someone with cancer Participants are matched with a trained volunteer Buddy who has had similar experiences through phone conversations.
- Reach to Recovery – This program of the American Cancer Society helps breast cancer patients cope with their breast cancer experience. Trained volunteers are available to give you support and up-to-date- information.
- Road to Recovery – The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.