SHARE is a New York City based not for profit organization, established in 1976. Our survivor-led services include telephone helplines, support groups, educational forums, advocacy activities and public health initiatives in both English and Spanish. All of SHARE’s services are free of charge.
Position Type: Volunteer
SHARE’s Ambassador Program is a grassroots community organizing effort designed to reach out to African-American, Caribbean, and immigrant women in medically underserved communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City and reduce outcome disparities in patients with breast or ovarian cancer through education and support initiatives.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Ambassadors will learn to give educational presentations in teams of two in medically underserved communities throughout New York City.
Ambassadors will also conduct health outreach (material distribution, participation in community events and/or the health outreach activities of organizations)
All ambassadors will undergo SHARE Ambassador training and receive mentoring as part of that training. This training will help familiarize them with SHARE, breast and ovarian cancer support, and additional resources.
Survivor of or caregiver for someone diagnosed with Breast or Ovarian Cancer – survivor candidate for the SHARE Ambassador program must have at least one year of survivorship since completing breast treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy
Demonstrated enthusiasm and familiarity with SHARE Cancer Support and its other programs (or willingness to learn)
Comfort and ability to speak in front of large and diverse groups of people within your community.
Strong interest in becoming a community educator; willing and comfortable with sharing your personal cancer story as an educational tool
Self-starter who can work effectively within a team
Willing to learn about and discuss breast and ovarian health information in layperson’s terms at various health fairs, presentations, and other public events.
Willing to work on weekdays or weekends as needed
LOCATION OF JOB
Outdoors and Offsite at locations throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Satisfaction of promoting a valuable service to friends, family, and community.
Opportunity to improve the quality of life and well-being of your community with ongoing outreach.
Compensated for travel costs.
Please send your resume and short essay about “Why would you like to be SHARE's Ambassador?” to Aneta Sadej at [email protected]
SHARE is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.