The UCSF Peer Support Program aims to help connect interested patients via telephone with a cancer survivor or with someone who is further along in their treatment. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a UCSF patient to participate in our program
Our trained volunteers are available to share their experiences and to provide confidential, emotional, practical, and informational support. However, they are not trained to provide any medical advice.
To Request Peer Support:
Please read this in its entirety before completing the questionnaire. Allow a minimum of 10 min. to complete. Once you have started the questionnaire, please continue to the end (it will NOT allow you to go back to finish or make changes). If you forget something, there will be a link to contact the coordinator directly for any changes you wish to make.
To get started, please click the link below:
Become a Peer Support Volunteer:
Those who have completed treatment or have been in active surveillance for at least six months may be eligible to participate as a Peer Support Volunteer. Qualifications for this role include good listening and communication skills and the ability to speak from personal experience. To be considered, you will be asked to participate in an initial interview to determine if this role is a good fit for you. Once selected, volunteers will:
- Attend a 2.5 hour training or 1-1 email option
- Complete and sign training documents and confidentiality agreement
- Commit to at least one year of volunteering
Please e-mail us or call 415-885-3693 for more information.
Support for Neuro-Oncology Patients & Caregivers
Neuro-Oncology Survivors' Peer Support Program for Patients: Are you struggling to integrate back into your life after brain cancer treatment? Could you use a listening ear from someone who understands firsthand what this experience is like?
The Neuro-Oncology Survivors' Peer Support Program is now available to connect you by telephone with a brain cancer survivor, or with someone who is further along in their treatment. Our trained survivor volunteers are available to talk with new survivors, to share their experiences and to provide confidential, emotional, practical, and informational support.
You do not need to be a UCSF patient to participate in our program. Everyone is welcome.
Request Peer Support
UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Connection Program: Caregivers for patients with brain tumors have unique challenges. The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Connection Program connects caregivers of UCSF brain tumor patients to other caregivers for peer support. Our trained peer caregivers are available to share their experiences and to provide confidential emotional, practical, and informational support. No need to worry about meeting times--caregivers can connect with our volunteers on their schedule!
This service is available to family and friends of UCSF Neuro-Oncology patients. To be connected with a caregiver peer, please call at 415-514-5674.