American Cancer Society thanks 3 mil volunteers, invites others to take part

In recognition of the 41st annual National Volunteer Week, April 6 to April 12, sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, the American Cancer Society (ACS) applauds its more than 3 million volunteers who continue to on a daily basis pour passion into finishing the fight, and invites others to explore rewarding opportunities to save lives.

The American Cancer Society was started 100 years ago by volunteers. During the past century, ACS and the network of cancer patients, caregivers and survivors it serves have relied on volunteers and these selfless supporters have answered the bell at every turn by playing a pivotal role in each victory ACS has posted against the disease in research labs and legislative buildings and the intimate personal triumphs celebrated by the 14 million cancer survivors living in the United States.

To better connect volunteers with the wide-ranging opportunities available to meet a variety of interests and passions, ACS has introduced its Volunteer Learning Center, an online, interactive resource that provides helpful information on volunteer openings that work with various schedules and areas of interest.

For most everyone who volunteers with ACS, their motivations are personal and their willingness to give of themselves is inspiring, said Dee Mathis, Sr. Representative Community Engagement. On a daily basis, were grateful for our volunteers in Berks County and their contributions. Their energy and dedication is the catalyst in our collective mission to finish this fight.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit cancer.org/getinvolved or call 1-800-227-2345. To visit the new Volunteer Learning Center, visit volunteerlearning.cancer.org.