There are many ways you can volunteer at A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation!
WHAT IS AN A BREATH OF HOPE FAMILY SUPPORT VOLUNTEER?
Support volunteers are people who have been personally touched by cancer and want to volunteer their time to help others cope with lung cancer. Some are survivors; some have lost loved ones. All support volunteers have experienced the pain and fear evoked by a cancer diagnosis personally or in their closer circles, and are willing to volunteer their time to others.
If you or someone you know would make a great family support volunteer, please email or call us as follows:
Become a driver in Minnesota, or a virtual companion from anywhere in the US:
Join an advisory committee for our U.S. online grief or patient support meetings:
Volunteers are also needed in the Midwest for the following:
- Join an Event Planning Committee – learn more at
- Women’s Wellness, Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities, Midwest Lung Cancer Summit for patients, survivors, and caregivers, or Shining Bright Gala
- Help with office projects – call 952-405-9201
- Join our Speakers Bureau – call 952-456-2845 or
- Host a third-party event to benefit A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation – ">Email us for more info
Contact us to talk about your area of expertise and how pro bono work might move extra dollars to the cause!
You can support our efforts to beat lung cancer by volunteering. Please fill out the online form, or call our office at 952-405-9201.
Sign Up to Become a Volunteer
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is honored to recognize Georgia Helvick. Georgia is an amazing and generous volunteer who has given her heart and soul to help lung cancer patients overcome barriers to receiving timely care and good outcomes. She is one of our favorite energy bunnies and we couldn’t do our work without her!
Georgia lost her dear sister, Julie, on May 8, 2020, after a courageous 11-year battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Julie was just 58 years old when she died and had never smoked. It was a difficult journey for the family, but Georgia was at her sister’s side through it all and brought great comfort to Julie and her own family right until the end.
To honor and remember her late sister, Georgia now brings her bright light, contagious smile and loving personality to other lung cancer survivors who need additional support while they battle lung cancer. Georgia has delivered food, driven patients to medical appointments, volunteered for ABOH events, and more.
From Georgia: “My sister told me about ABOH starting a driving program for lung cancer patients. I didn’t hesitate to sign up as this was how I could support my sister and her battle with lung cancer. Together we signed up to offer rides to patients in need of transportation to and from their appointments. In my mind, this was simple! It didn’t take long, it got me out of the house, and I got to see different parts of the city. What I got in return was more than I imagined … interesting conversations, laughter, and a chance to meet someone new. Today, I offer these rides as a way to honor my dear sister who lost her battle. I want to continue to encourage patients, make them feel at ease when I know they are anxious, and get them to their medical appointments worry-free. SIMPLE, yet so rewarding!”
Thank you, Georgia. You are our hero!
To learn more about volunteering in our Patient & Family Program, contact us at .
“I have recently been diagnosed with stage 3B lung cancer. This has been very overwhelming and emotional. ABOH has been a God Send with all of the programs they offer especially the volunteers for the rides. I do not drive and rely on public transportation. I don’t know what I would do without your services offered. You have relieved a lot of stress. Georgia has driven me to 90% of my appointments, she is a true blessing, and she radiates kindness. – Linda, lung cancer survivor