Volunteer for Candlelighters


More than 10,000 hours of programming takes place annually to ensure our families have the support they need during their journey with childhood cancer.  

We rely on volunteers to help with the day-to-day function of the office, providing direct-service to our families in the hospital, and during our monthly family activities. Additionally, we are always looking for committed volunteers to help us with our four major events: Cancer Warrior Breakfast, SUPERHERO 5K, Ride For A Child and Harvest of Hope.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Cancer Warrior Breakfast – April 19th – Registration, Set-up, and Greeters 
  • Harvest of Hope Gala Planning Committee – October 6th – Party Planners
  • Picnic in the Park Family Bereavement Event – April 28th - Set-up and Greeters
  • Fishing Day – May 19 - Set-up and Fishing Help
  • Bedside Buddies Tagger – Help with tagging donated stuffed animals
  • In Office Help – Mailings, Data Entry, Filing, Document Creation, etc…

Become A Volunteer Today!

Volunteers support Candlelighters For Children With Cancer's mission by helping leverage our resources to have the greatest impact on our community as possible. There are many ways you can help from working directly with families at the hospital or at a monthly family activity to working with our staff at our office. We offer opportunities for groups and individuals.

*Please note - In-Hospital volunteering requires additional training from the hospitals.

Please fill out the application below if you would like to volunteer with Candlelighters.

Apply To Become A Volunteer Today!


Board, Mandate, and Event Committee Leadership

If you are interested in leadership opportunities, we seek community leaders to actively participate on our Board of Directors, Strategic Mandate, and Event Committees, supporting the mission and creating the vision for the next three to five years.

Please contact our Executive Director Jackie Groah at jackie@candlelightersoregon.org.