Volunteer Opportunities

In light of the recommended precautions regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Volunteer Program is temporarily suspended. We apologize for the delay in the application process and any inconvenience this may cause.
Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to your community? Are you interested in helping others and making a difference?
The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation has many opportunities for you to be involved!
We want to ensure your experience is valuable and meaningful. We welcome you as a part of our team, will provide you with a mentor, and will work hard to provide you with the resources you need to be successful as a foundation volunteer.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years old with a valid driver’s license.
  • We cannot accommodate court-ordered community service.
  • Florida Cancer Specialists patients who are in active treatment are not eligible to participate in the Volunteer Patient Support program.

Financial Aid Screener (Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch FCS Foundation Office) –   The Financial Aid Screener will answer phones, help process incoming online applications, determine patient eligibility, and ensure all required documentation has been submitted so an approval decision can be made as quickly as possible. Shifts available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The grants provided by the Foundation help pay  rent, car payment, utilities, and/or other essential bills for qualifying patients in the state of Florida. Recommended volunteer time commitment is 3 hours per week for at least 6 months.

Patient Support (FCS Clinics statewide) – This position is responsible for supporting the non-medical needs of patients in the treatment area to provide comfort and companionship, a smile, beverage, snack, or a listening ear. In addition to providing valuable service to individuals battling cancer, this is a wonderful opportunity to liaison for the Foundation, fostering community relationships through the outreach efforts of volunteers. Recommended volunteer time commitment is 3 hours per week for at least 6 months.

Special Event Volunteers (Statewide) – A special event volunteer day-of planning and preparation for Foundation events, including assistance with set up, registration and clean up. Pre-event opportunities include joining event committees, soliciting donations for event auctions, obtaining prospective sponsors and preparing event decorations.

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Benefits of Volunteering

  • Give back to your community on your terms – volunteer when it fits best with your schedule
  • If it interests you, professional and social networking opportunities are available
  • Have impact in the lives of those affected by cancer
  • Share your skills and talents with others
  • Gain work experience and sharpen your resume (if applicable)
  • It feels great!!

For additional volunteer information, contact the Volunteer Program Manager by calling 941-677-7191 or by email at to learn more.

FCS Foundation Volunteer Program Sponsored by

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Lakewood Ranch Rotary logo
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