Language specific community pages

Asian Cancer Support
Get Involved


Our trained bilingual, bicultural volunteers help deliver services devoted to increasing well-being and access to care for Asian cancer patients. Volunteer Patient Navigators play a crucial role in providing language and culturally specific care that emotionally comforts patients, while helping them connect to care and treatment options. Due to loss of some volunteers during the pandemic, we especially need more Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese speaking volunteers who are cancer survivors or caregivers of cancer patients. 

If you are interested in volunteering for Asian Cancer Support, call 503-772-5947 or email .

Many Thanks!

Thank you to our generous Asian Cancer Support 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
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

“My experience as an ACRSS volunteer is really rewarding. I feel joyful each time after I help a cancer patient. I also treasure the true friendships with them. It is a mutual relationship the cancer patients show concern to me too. 

— Yan
December 2020

“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 L
January 2020

“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