ACS CAN Needs You- Volunteer Opportunities
Even if you have only a few minutes a day to spare, ACS CAN will empower you to become an effective advocate for cancer issues. We provide the training, tools, and opportunities you need to ensure your voice is heard by your lawmakers.
It Starts by Being an Online Action Taker
Online Action Takers support our work from their own phone or computer, allowing you to get involved with a minimal time commitment.
You will be notified when we have an urgent need for you to email or call your Member of Congress or state legislator. These actions typically only take one or two minutes but are an important part of our campaigns.
Becoming an ACS CAN Legislative Ambassador
Ready to devote more time to ACS CAN? Volunteer to be an Ambassador. Our Ambassadors play a crucial role in establishing relationships with their elected officials.
ACS CAN has an Ambassador Constituent Team (ACT) in every congressional district in the country. These volunteer-led teams help manage ACS CAN’s grassroots activities at the community level, by participating in meetings with lawmakers’ offices, recruiting more volunteers and ACS CAN members, and helping to integrate advocacy into American Cancer Society events like Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Ambassador Team Leads
We also need leadership vollunteers. The ACT! (Ambassador Constiituent Team) Lead is the top volunteer voice for ACS CAN in the Congressional District where they live, and have the responsibility take action and build relationships with staff, legislators, and other Ambassadors throughout the district to achieve our goal of decreasing death and suffering caused by cancer.
Typical actions include recruiting, mentoring and leading Legislative ambassadors; engaging Relay for Life, Making Strides Against Cancer, and other groups in the district on our issues; using local media and social media for ACS CAN advocacy messaging, and motivating the local team to reach team fund-raising goals.