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ACRSS – Get Involved

Our Volunteers

Our trained bilingual and bicultural volunteers are essential in delivering specialized services aimed at enhancing well-being and healthcare accessibility for Asian cancer patients. Volunteer Patient Navigators fulfill a vital role by providing language and culturally tailored care, offering emotional comfort to patients while guiding them towards care and treatment options.

Additionally, you can make a significant impact by joining our program as a volunteer cancer patient navigator, where you’ll receive specialized training to provide invaluable support to those affected by cancer.

Visit our center’s website to apply online and make a meaningful difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. To volunteer for Asian Cancer Support, contact us at 503-772-5947 or email us.

Many Thanks!

Thank you to our current donor:
CareOregon (2023) 

Thank you to our previous donors:

The Collins Foundation
FamilyCare Health Plan
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Special thanks to our Community Partners for support with training, education, cancer resources and program consultation:

Adventist Health Portland
American Cancer Society
Care Partners
Asako Chihaya, Certified Nutritionist at Magokoro Wellness
Compass Oncology
Pinklemonade Project
Providence Cancer Institute
Radiation Oncology Care at Meridian Park

Volunteer Testimonials

“Volunteering gives me an overwhelming sense of belonging and purpose. I am so lucky to be able to use my experience to help others and give them support in times of need.”

— Stephanie K
December 2021

“Whenever I provided services to meet the needs of Korean cancer patients, I deeply appreciated all I could do for them. As a resident of Portland, and volunteer, I’m honored to help with the Asian Health and Service Center, which is leading a better Asian community in Portland. I appreciate being part of the AHSC.”

— Chiyoung C
March 2022

I am a cancer survivor and I’m volunteering at ACRSS for the last 3 years. I have a dream- I would like to share how I walk my tough cancer journey with a positive perspective, with other cancer patients, to serve & support them. Thanks to AHSC/ ACRSS to make my dream come true. I will continue to dedicate my life to serve & walk with the cancer patients through their difficult cancer journey.” 

— Winnie

I was a family caregiver. I found that ACRSS not only gives me the chance to serve our cancer patients, ACRSS also provides me with a strong sense of resilience by caring for people who are in need. I hope our patients can feel blessed through our services. I wish that they can also find faith, hope, and love in ACRSS. 

— Vivian