University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ways to Give Back to Survivorship Wellness

However you give – as a former patient, family member or friend, alumnus, or corporate or foundation partner – your contributions allow us to help our cancer patients and survivors lead longer and healthier lives. If you wish to give to our program or the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, you may find resources or ways to get involved and contribute below.

Survivorship Wellness thrives on the generosity of others to help ensure that programs such as this continue to be available to our UCSF cancer survivor community. Learn all the ways you can support our programs financially or by donating your time:

Financial Support

Should you elect to donate to Survivorship Wellness at UCSF:

  1. Donate online: https://makeagift.ucsf.edu/Psycho-Oncology
     
  2. Alternatively you can write a check to the UCSF Foundation and indicate for Psycho-Oncology Survivorship Wellness Program on the memo line.
    • By US Mail, send to:
      UCSF Foundation
      PO Box 45339
      San Francisco, CA 94145-0339
       
    • By courier (FedEx, UPS, etc.), send to:
      Lockbox/Item Processing Operations
      MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
      1751 Harborbay Parkway, Suite 100
      Alameda, CA 94502
      Attn: UCSF Foundation Lockbox 45339
       
  3. To make your gift by phone, please call 877-499-8273

If the donation you had in mind would be sequential or more complex, you are also welcome to meet with our clinic director to discuss this further. You can set this up by contacting the Psycho-Oncology department at 415-353-7019 to set this up.

For more information, please call (877-499-8273) or email giving@ucsf.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center also gladly accepts the gift of your time.

Please read about some of the volunteer opportunities at the Cancer Resource Center, located at 1600 Divisadero Street and 1825 4th street in San Francisco.

Additional volunteer opportunities are available at through UCSF Volunteer Services.

  1. Volunteering for the Cancer Resource Center
    As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to help patients connect with the supportive care services they need, as well as to learn within the environment of a major cancer center. The program provides individual on-the-job training and offers group trainings during the year.
    • Answer inquiries about our supportive care programs and services
    • Direct patients to our patient educational materials
    • Update our databases of cancer resources and support groups
    • Work on special projects with Cancer Resource Center staff
    • Assist in our library
    • Provide administrative and programming support
    • Bring lunch to patients undergoing chemotherapy

Cancer survivor volunteers are especially welcome to participate in the Welcome and Support Program in which volunteers meet new patients and offer to review their New Patient Packet with them. To participate in this program, one needs to be a CRC volunteer for 12 weeks prior to enrolling in that program.

For more information or to volunteer your time, please contact Paul Asfour with any volunteering questions at 415-885-3785 or paul.asfour@ucsf.edu.

  1. UCSF Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council
    Thank you for your interest in joining the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. We believe that incorporating the patient and family perspective is essential to providing quality care and improving the patient experience.
  1. Peer Support for Cancer Patients
    The Peer Support Program offers cancer patients the opportunity to connect by phone with other individuals with a similar diagnosis or life situation. These connections can reduce the sense of anxiety and isolation during the period of diagnosis and beyond. Peer support volunteers have the opportunity to share their insights, offer practical advice, and provide a listening ear. Most importantly, they make meaningful and rewarding connections.

Becoming a Volunteer

Prospective Peer Support Volunteers must:

  • Complete a one-time training event.
  • Make a commitment to uphold the values and mission of UCSF.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all the patients and caregivers.
  • Make a one-year commitment to the program. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact one of the following Peer Support Coordinators:

Margaret.Gray@ucsf.edu; 415-885-7210
Mikela.Barulich@ucsf.edu; 415-885-7801

Thank you in advance for your support!