National Survivor Volunteer Network (NSVN)
WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH!
SPOHNC’s “National Survivors Volunteer Network” has been serving patients, caregivers and their families since 2004, bringing them the opportunity to share diagnosis and treatment experiences with “someone who has walked in their shoes.” The network consists of volunteers who have had oral and head and neck cancer. This unique matching service pairs volunteers who have gone through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery with patients or family members who are just beginning their journey, or now recovering from side effects of cancer or its treatment.
Patients and volunteers are matched by diagnosis and treatment. Survivors of oral and head and neck cancer are encouraged to become volunteers if they are more than one year out of treatment. Caregivers are also invited to participate. Many people feel a desire to "give back" after surviving oral and head and neck cancer. We invite you to share the wisdom you have gained from your personal journey. For more information on volunteering, read on...
SPOHNC NEEDS YOU!
Become part of SPOHNC's
NATIONAL SURVIVOR VOLUNTEER NETWORK (NSVN)
If you are a survivor of oral and head and neck cancer you know the importance of reliable information. You may also have gained strength and resolve from the support and encouragement of others who "walked in your shoes."
Become a survivor volunteer if you:
- Have the desire to help others
- Have good listening skills
- Have good telephone communication skills
- Have the ability to use a computer and to send email
- Have a willingness to learn about different types of oral and head and neck cancer, their treatments and side effects of treatment as they affect quality of life
- Are willing to participate in teleconference training calls
- Are a member of SPOHNC
...then, we encourage you to contact SPOHNC by phone at 1-800-377-0928, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our volunteer network. Please consider contributing your personal insight and expertise by volunteering to help others in need!