Volunteers come to the OSUCCC – James for many reasons. Some are cancer survivors who wish to offer the gift of hope and inspiration to others. Some are simply interested in giving back to the community and helping where needed. Each one of our volunteers is essential to the exceptional care we provide to our patients and the support we give our patients, caregivers and families.

With the recent opening of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the need for additional dedicated and compassionate volunteers is even greater. We are looking for individuals who are able to give their time, talents and energy to help us reach our goal of “creating a cancer-free world one person, one discovery at a time.”

In addition to donating their time, volunteers can choose to donate items to patients at The James. Please review our in-kind donation guidelines for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Find out more information about volunteer opportunities at the OSUCCC – James to make a difference every day in the lives of cancer patients.

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JamesCare for Life

Join the JamesCare for Life team of volunteers to make a difference to cancer patients by assisting with support groups and resources.

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Patient & Family Experience Advisors

Discover how former patients and their families can join the OSUCCC – James Patient and Family Advisory Group to help improve experiences for future patients.

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Volunteer Stories

Learn about volunteers who have helped make a difference in the lives of our patients.

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Contact the Volunteer Team

Phone: 614-293-4663


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