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, thrivers, 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.

Contact us with any questions at info@KomenNewEngland.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Grant Reviewer
Become a grant reviewer today. A fair and independent review process is essential for a strong grants program. Grant reviewers read, score, comment on and rank grant applications based on the instructions and criteria provided by Affiliate staff and/or the Grants Chair. The review panel works together to develop a slate of grants to be presented to the Affiliate Board of Directors for approval. Click here for the full description.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest to Ryan Tollefson at rtollefson@komennewengland.org. In the letter, please let us know why you are interested and what personal or professional skills you have that will help guide Komen New England in funding the most impactful programs in our area.

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 survivors and thrivers 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.

We welcome any and all fun-loving, enthusiastic, hard-working and reliable individuals who are willing to contribute to the success of these important events.

By volunteering, you’ll help make your local event a success, which in turn will help Komen fund breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. Not only will you make an impact in the fight against breast cancer, you will also have fun, feel rewarded and meet some truly incredible people—survivors and thrivers, family members, allies and more, all of whom have been impacted by this devastating disease.

Stay tuned for 2018 Race for the Cure volunteer opportunities.

Impact Ride 
Join us as an Impact Ride Volunteer! Like our Race for the Cure events, our cycling event raises critical funds to support programs that help our neighbors affected by breast cancer. Stay tuned for 2018 Impact Ride volunteer opportunities.

Breast Cancer Symposium
Komen New England is looking for volunteers to serve on a committee for the 2019 Komen New England Breast Cancer Symposium, which will take place in Boston, March 2019. The Symposium committee will help drive the content of this unique event. Volunteers are needed to help plan the event, coordinate speakers, and promote the symposium. If you are interested in joining the symposium committee, please contact Ryan Tollefson at rtollefson@komennewengland.org.

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 and Speakers Bureau
We often call on our dedicated volunteers to represent Komen New England at health fairs, community events and corporations. We provide the educational materials, a quiz wheel, giveaways, and signage — we need you to bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and outgoing personality! Volunteers are needed throughout our service area. Training will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ryan Tollefson at rtollefson@komennewengland.org.

If you are interested in sharing your breast health story and promoting the pillars of Komen, our speakers bureau may be a great fit! We often call on volunteers to share their story and educate those in our community on the importance of breast health. If you would like to join our speakers bureau, please contact Ryan Tollefson at rtollefson@komennewengland.org. Training will be provided.

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.