Volunteer Leadership Affinity Groups


The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is committed to ensuring everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent find, treat, and survive cancer. We know that cancer impacts everyone, but it doesn’t impact everyone equally, and that is why diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to ending cancer as we know it, for everyone. ACS CAN is centering the lived experiences and voices of our diverse volunteer leaders through our affinity groups that enhance, strengthen, and diversify communications, messaging, partnerships, policy initiatives, and volunteer outreach, training, and engagement within their communities.

The BVC engages in meaningful outreach, recruitment, advocacy, and policy work nationally and locally. Members give voice to the unequal burden of cancer and lift up the Black community through sharing their stories, shaping messaging, facilitating trainings, and hosting events centered on identifying disparities and policy solutions.

The LGBTQIA+ & Allies Engagement Group provides learning, strategy, and idea exchange for people that are working to increase awareness and advance policy concerning the unique challenges and cancer disparities LGBTQ+ communities face and provide access to safe, quality, comprehensive, and inclusive care without the fear of discrimination.

The ACSí Se Puede Hispanic/Latino Advocacy Alliance works to reduce cancer disparities in Hispanic/Latino communities and guides ACS CAN’s initiatives through increasing awareness, strengthening partnerships, influencing public policy priorities, diversifying messaging, and recruiting and engaging volunteers that reflect the unique heritages, backgrounds, and lived experiences of our diverse communities.

The Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Volunteer Caucus is engaging the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in ACS CAN to advance representation, reduce disparities, and reflect generational and language differences in our unique communities.

The YLC recognizes young people have an important voice that we need to amplify in the fight against cancer. This group is looking for personal and professional development, leadership experience, and ways to contribute to important causes. The YLC focuses on recruitment and engagement of volunteers 18-35 years old.