Become a Volunteer

I want to volunteer! We would love to hear from you. Call our office at 210-450-5571 or email us at

The CTRC Council offers a wealth of volunteer opportunities.  We invite you to participate as your schedule and interests allow. Some of the volunteer opportunities are “one time only,” some continue throughout the year. Many can be done from home. We have well established, organized committees for: fundraising, patient services, education and community outreach, as well as marketing and membership. You can volunteer to assist on a committee or request to be called as needed.

Carla Bergner picks up food from the San Antonio Food Bank for the Helping Hands Campaign.

Kathryn McCall and Judy Glotfelty help out with registration at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium


Below you will find ways in which our members volunteer to serve the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), its patients and our community:

Education and Outreach

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium:  Volunteer for a shift at the largest, annual international symposium of its kind.  (For more information see: )

Woman to Woman – Collaborate with other local organizations to facilitate a biennial seminar on women’s health and the impact of cancer on women. 

Skin Cancer Screening – Assist with processing patients for this community outreach event.

Women’s Only and Men’s Only Luncheon – Educational forums on men’s and women’s health and cancer issues.

Speakers’ Bureau - Educate the community about the mission of the CTRC Council.

Volunteers assist with the CTRC Skin Cancer Screening

Patient Services

Assist patients and their families by volunteering at CTRC as:

  • Patient Ambassador
  • Helping Hands Program -  Recruit and deliver donated support and comfort items to CTRC’s Patient and Family Services Staff for distribution to patients in need.
  • Information Desk Volunteer – Greet patients and visitors and provide general assistance
  • Patient Guide – Assist in Chemotherapy and/or Phase I treatment areas
  • Spanish speaking volunteers are greatly needed.


Volunteer assists with the CTRC Skin Cancer Screening


Special Events

Annual Spring Luncheon:  Benefiting the Patient Assistance Fund.

Partners Shopping Card: Providing 20% off at over 300 retailers-  benefiting the CTRC Council’s Distinguished Chair in Oncology at CTRC.  (For more information see Partners Shopping Card tab in this website)

The San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon:  Featuring key authors you won’t want to miss.  Benefits the CTRC Phase I Clinical Research Program  (For more information see: )


Assist with membership drive, member directory, member events.



Newsletter, Website, Social Media -Assist with the production of our newsletter “Connections”, help maintain the website and Facebook content and produce publicity.



Grant opportunities and foundation opportunities.


We’d love to have you join us.  We know you’ll find volunteering rewarding…and fun!

Please contact us if you would like to volunteer – 210-450-5571 or


Volunteers assist with the CTRC Skin Cancer Screening



In support of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.