Volunteers needed at the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center

REED CITY — Coping with a cancer diagnosis is very stressful, not to mention the burden of traveling for treatment every week, sometimes more than 30 times over the course of several months.

Driving to the cancer center, getting out of the car, checking in and finding their way around the new Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Center in Reed City can be intimidating to a newly diagnosed patient. That’s where cancer center patients need your help.

The Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center is seeking greeters and wayfinding volunteers to assist cancer patients in checking in and navigating through the center.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is people-oriented and wants to stay active,” said Christie Carlson, development director at Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital. “We provide all of the training, encouragement and support, and in return we just ask for 4 hours a week of your time.”

Volunteers can help from either 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers not only reap the personal benefits of directly helping cancer patients and families; the hospital offers free lunch, membership to the Healthy Lifestyles Gym in the Vic’s Plaza Shopping Center (inside the Rehab Services building) and other incentives.

“As a nonprofit charitable organization, we rely on our community for support in so many ways,” Carlson added. “If you can give your time and talent, please come see us!”

For more information or to volunteer, please call 231.832.6659 or email amy.rogers@spectrumhealth.org.