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Thank you for your interest in volunteering. There are many ways you can partner with the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson as we confront the challenges of human cancer.

Telephone: (215) 503-6109

Every year more than 700 men and women volunteer for the Kimmel Cancer Center and its clinical partner, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Volunteers range in age from teenagers to senior citizens and come from many different backgrounds and professions. Our volunteers are energetic, caring, and responsible and they share our commitment to help create a receptive and caring environment for patients, families, and visitors.

More information about volunteering for the Kimmel Cancer Center is available below:

Why volunteer for the Kimmel Cancer Center?

The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, one of only 66 National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Centers in the nation, is the cornerstone of the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network, a 26 hospital network one of the largest in the nation treating over 12,000 new cancer cases per year. Our clinical partner, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has consistently ranked in the U.S. News and World Report Top 50 Hospitals survey lists in a variety of specialties, including cancer since 2006. Our internationally renowned physicians and scientists herald from over 40 countries.

You can join the Kimmel Cancer Center team and share your warmth and talents in many ways. Your time volunteering helps to make it possible for cancer patients to benefit from the latest research and innovative therapies delivered with care and compassion. Volunteers help to provide outreach in the community, personal care and attention to patient needs, and help build financial support for the Center. As a Kimmel Cancer Center volunteer you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends, and you will also receive invitations to events, lectures and other activities at the Center.

What are the hours?
The amount of time you volunteer will depend upon the type of volunteer position that matches your interests. Flexible schedules include daytime, evening and weekend hours.

What ages are volunteers?
The minimum age is 14, and there is no maximum age.

How do I get started?

To get started volunteering for the Kimmel Cancer Center, review the different Volunteer Opportunities available and contact the appropriate coordinator.