JamesCare for Life


Volunteering with JamesCare for Life programs offers a rich experience for many. Volunteer opportunities vary from pulling weeds at the Garden of Hope to providing program registration at our conferences and events.

Volunteers in the JamesCare for Life program can take advantage of several volunteer opportunities:

Garden of Hope

The Garden of Hope is a community garden for cancer survivors and their primary caregivers. Volunteers are needed to assist in planting and weeding the garden, to help survivors harvest produce from the garden, and to greet and orient new garden participants.

Hospitality/Event Support

JamesCare for Life offers many events that vary in topic, location and size. Volunteers may assist with event setup and teardown, greeting survivors and caregivers, and guiding or escorting survivors and caregivers as needed.

Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays is a family adoption program that provides support to the families of the OSUCCC – James patients who are struggling financially. Volunteers may donate, wrap and deliver holiday gifts for cancer survivors and their families.

MusicCare

MusicCare provides both live and recorded music in a variety of settings. MusicCare promotes the role of music as a healing modality for patients, family members, caregivers and hospital staff by bringing the power of music to people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Volunteers will provide music that surrounds our patients in a soothing, calming atmosphere before, during and after their treatment or surgery.

If you are interested in volunteering with JamesCare for Life in any of these areas, please call 614-293-6428. JamesCare for Life managers will work with you to ensure you are matched to an appropriate volunteering role.

Contact the Volunteer Team

Phone: 614-293-4663

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