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.

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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. Click here to apply.

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.

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.