Become a Volunteer

Volunteer-Application-ButtonUse your talents in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever!  Volunteers provide countless hours contributing their skills to further the Susan G. Komen® promise. Every minute you spend helping gives another minute of hope to those affected by breast cancer. Each year, hundreds of survivors and activists will volunteer their time, talent and resources in support of our work. Whether you volunteer once a week, once a month or once a year, we welcome your help and respect your time.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Race for the Cure®
We host our signature Race for the Cure events annually to raise funds and awareness for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. We hold two Races in Connecticut, and one each in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. To volunteer at Race, simply click here and scroll to the bottom to select which Race you would like to attend.

Administrative/Office Help
Komen New England has an ongoing need for admin support in our Farmington, CT and Newton, MA offices. Duties include answering phones, assisting with mailings, filing, data entry and other general clerical duties. Opportunities are available weekdays only. Basic computer, phone and office equipment skills required. Good customer service is imperative.

Community Health Fairs
We often call on our dedicated volunteers to represent Komen New England at health fairs and community events. We provide the educational materials, a quiz wheel, giveaways and signage — we need you to bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and outgoing personality. Training will be provided for those interested.

Join our network!
Komen New England hosts several special events throughout the year and often provides volunteers for community breast cancer and health events. October is an especially busy time, but opportunities exist year-round. Fill out the application form to let us know you want to help.