Volunteerism is the absolute backbone of this non-profit agency. We salute the volunteers who have donated thousands of hours to supplement our small part-time staff, who show up at the community and Ann's Place events and help keep them running smoothly, and who help us to fill the tremendous community need for cancer support services. With over 650 clients served per month, volunteers are essential to help us keep these services available.
Facilitators: We require a master’s degree in Counseling or an MSW in Social Work and we supply you with incomparably rich experiences in working with cancer survivors. Plan to give us 6 hours a month for a year and it will be one of your most rewarding years.
Please contact Su Murdock, Clinical Director, if you are interested in donating your professional services. Phone: (203) 790-6568, Ext. 101. E-mail: email@example.com
In The Spotlight
Tammy Konrad - 7 year+ survivor
I was 39, engaged to be married, had a great job, awesome friends, a loving family and a breast cancer diagnosis. The "C" word was so scary but I held onto my belief that if God will take you to it, He'll get you through it, and He did...and I think He used some local angels to help me.
A friend suggested I contact Ann's Place to talk to others who had been through a similar journey. I joined the Women Together group and found that we were all unique, but had a lot to share with each other, including our strength.
I had a rather large tumor, about 4 cms., (ductile carcinoma in-situ, stage I/II), which was successfully removed via a lumpectomy. As part of chemotherapy, I lost my hair and gained an appreciation to not complain about a "bad hair day" again. After 6 months of chemo came radiation.
After completing treatment, the cancer was gone, and my hair grew back in time for our wedding. I have so much to be thankful for. The most challenging part of the journey was the time between "it might be cancer" to "what will we do about it". This is how I came to join Peer Mentors...trying to help others cross the bridge on the way to recovery.
||Reiki Master Liz Sortino chats with Volunteer Coordinator Jackie Morrison.
||Tuesday Yoga Instructor Marc Howard and Facilitator Pat Goldman share a laugh.
You may volunteer for a committee or an on-site event day by calling Jackie Morrison at (203) 790-6568. Email: Jackie@annsplace.org
Our receptionists work to make everyone’s day go more smoothly!
Volunteers also rotate in our office as half-day receptionists and do special projects that come up from time to time. A kind voice answering the phone on a busy day frees up our counselors who are in meetings with clients. Computer skills are very helpful for some projects as well. Call Jackie Morrison (back-up: Susan Neikirk) for more information at (203) 790-6568. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Half-day receptionist once a week; greet visitors, direct calls on multi-line phone system, escort clients to appointments, light mailings.
Ladies Golf Event Planning Committee: meets February through June.
Benefit Event planning in your own town for Ann’s Place.
Gift wrapping at booksellers: periodic opportunities around holidays.
Office support: document shredding, filing, update welcome packets, etc.
Please check back, from time to time, for new volunteer opportunities.