Give the Gift of Your Time

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering with Susan G. Komen® Inland Empire is a rewarding way to give your time and talents to support our bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by 2026.

We offer year-round volunteer opportunities all over Riverside and San Bernardino Counties from assisting with outreach, education, office-based projects to special events such as the Race for the Cure®. Without the efforts of our amazing volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish even a fraction of what we do today.

Whether you’re a survivor, a co-survivor or just someone who cares, we’d be grateful for whatever time you have to offer.

Process to become a volunteer:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Schedule and attend an individual or group interview session.
  • Schedule and attend a volunteer orientation
  • Pass a background check (pending volunteer opportunities)
  • Attend specific program training

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers come in all sizes, shapes and colors, but their hearts are pink and their caring has no limit. Are you a leader, a thinker or a doer? Use your talents in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever!  We need you now more than ever. Volunteers provide countless hours contributing their skills to further the Susan G. Komen® promise. We will work with your availability.  Every minute you spend helping gives another minute of hope to those affected by breast cancer. On-going program areas include:

  • Special Events/Community Programs
  • Health Fairs
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Administrative
  • Advocacy
  • Prayer in Pink
  • Circle of Promise
  • Race for the Cure
  • Race for the Cure Committee
  • Outreach
  • Paws for the Cure
  • Dine Out for the Cure

Current volunteer opportunities: To be considered for one of the above volunteer positions, please complete an Online Volunteer Application. You may also choose to complete a paper version of the application. To complete a paper version, please fill out the Volunteer Application & Waiver Form and return to the address on the form or email it to info@komenie.org or fax to 951-676-7211.

2018 Pink Take Over

Susan G. Komen Inland Empire is partnering up with California Pizza Kitchen in 5 Inland Empire locations: Rancho Cucamonga, Temecula, Riverside, Palm Desert, and Chino  in February (dates TBA). We need 5-6 committee members to take charge and help in planning our event. Also, we will need 20-40 volunteers to help at each location. Volunteers will assist with tabling, promoting Komen IE, helping serve guests and much more. For more information please contact Jill Eaton at info@komenie.org and in the subject line put PINK TAKE OVER or call us at (951) 676-7465.

Job Descriptions:

Event Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist at Komen Inland Empire events and 3rd party events (coordinated by other groups on our behalf) which take place throughout the year. Volunteers must be well presented, possess excellent communication skills, and enjoy interacting with others.

Community Outreach Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist with Komen Inland Empire community outreach and breast health education activities throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Activities include breast cancer awareness events, community health fairs, and Race for the Cure promotional activities.

Office Assistance Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist in the Komen Inland Empire office. Duties include database maintenance, updating contact lists, making calls, helping with bulk mailers and providing pre-event support including gift bag stuffing, preparing silent auction display materials and supply inventory. Volunteers may commit to one or more shifts per week consistently on an on-going basis or can be on stand-by for when assistance is needed for specific office based projects.

Committee Volunteer

Throughout the year we accept applications from individuals interested in joining one of our Susan G. Komen Inland Empire committees which include the Race for the Cure Committee, Survivor Committee, Grants Committee, Dine Out for the Cure Commmittee, and Paws for the Cure Committee. Board members are also recruited on an on-going basis. There are different recruitment and induction processes in place for the various committees. In all cases applicants are interviewed to assess whether they possess the skills, experience and knowledge required for the volunteer committee position they are applying for.