OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE KINDNESS IN MOTION
The smallest act makes the biggest ripple of impact.
At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we celebrate the people who put kindness in motion by giving time and energy to the blood cancer community.
Whether supporting a patient over the phone, interning with us, advocating for policy change, or participating in local fundraising events, LLS volunteers are always on the move. When you continually choose to help people you don’t know and those you do—and help raise funds and awareness for our mission in the process—you show us what Kindness in Motion truly looks like, every single day.
We couldn’t do this lifesaving work without you. THANK YOU!
We’re thrilled to announce this year's National Volunteer Award recipients!
I have been collecting pennies for over 15 years and then donating them to LLS. I first started collecting in high school in 2006, when a classmate of mine passed away from leukemia… So far, I have donated a total of over $10,000! When people ask me why I collect pennies, I tell them that [I’m remembering] my friend Andrew and that I hope my pennies will help find a cure so no one else will get sick from this cancer.
JONATHAN, aka “The Penny Man”
THANKS TO YOU…
Patients can access cutting-edge treatments; caregivers can find support as they take care of themselves and their loved ones; and families know they are not alone in facing the most challenging moments of their lives. Your kindness offers something crucial: hope.
It is so rewarding as [an LLS] volunteer to listen when people simply need someone to talk to and to let [them] know that they are not alone in their journey. I'm grateful that I was given the opportunity to reach out to those that experience the life-changing event of having blood cancer and can provide them with the resources and support that LLS offers.
VOLUNTEER WITH LLS
Whether you’re a current volunteer looking for new ways to contribute, a first-time volunteer with LLS, or a former volunteer looking to come back, we’re happy to help you find the path that’s most meaningful for you. Check out our Volunteer LLS Portal for all our available volunteer opportunities, but here are a few to get you started:
Represent our mission all across the country by providing direct support to patients, caregivers, and families when they’re most in need of help—and so much more. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Raise awareness and funds for the LLS mission on the ground—from local community and youth programs to athletic and competitive fundraising campaigns. Get involved in our campaigns by leading teams, participating in committees, supporting our virtual events, and more.
Cultivate unwavering support as one of hundreds of top leaders nationwide. Help LLS at the highest level by serving as an influential connector in your community. Discover local volunteer leadership roles.
Dedicate your time and talent in your local community or with our national team from anywhere. Build capacity in areas like IT or advancement or bring projects to the finish line. Find the right volunteer opportunities.
Take your first steps into the workforce as a college student by applying to LLS’s Internship Program. Raise funds, plan events, advocate for patients, and more as an intern and burgeoning volunteer. Explore volunteer internship opportunities.
Push for change as part of our Office of Public Policy (OPP) to accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care. Join the LLS Mobile Action Network to raise your voice for patients and make an immediate impact.
To honor active and retired employees who give personal time and service to their favorite causes, many organizations will award volunteer grants with donations to non-profits
The President's Award Recipient has touched the lives of thousands of patients and families through her generosity. Her vision to help patients and families in financial distress turned into a solution. She reached outside her network for contributions to the LLS Adult Urgent Need Program, making tangible changes in people's lives while creating transformational change within LLS.
A blood cancer survivor herself, Laurie supports blood cancer patients through LLS's Patti Robinson Kauffman First Connection program. Her advocacy as an LLS Office of Public Policy volunteer demonstrates her commitment to expanding clinical trial access, and she's fundraised hundreds of thousands of dollars for LLS through campaigns. Laurie's dedication to blood cancer patients shines in every role she has taken on with LLS.
Dr. Ken Miller has dedicated his career to cancer treatment as a medical oncologist. Over the past four years, Dr. Miller has devoted countless hours to moderating LLS HCP podcast episodes discussing blood cancer treatment and support. He collaborated with LLS staff to develop a survivorship video series bringing awareness to important topics and information on LLS's support resources. He is a dedicated volunteer, and his support has been invaluable to LLS and the patients we serve.
Half of the children who receive [Max’s] diagnosis don’t make it. We were desperate for help, for answers, for support. It was around that time that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was introduced to us… Max was given another chance at life in part due to the efforts of LLS. Our goal is to ensure that every other parent and child who faces these diagnoses can have the same chance.
RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
LLS is proud to be an official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). This award honors volunteers whose exceptional service impacts communities positively across the U.S. and inspires others to act. No matter how you choose to share your time and talents with LLS, you're making an incredible impact for patients, families, and your community. By tracking your volunteer hours with LLS and meeting eligibility requirements, you can be nominated for this exciting national achievement. Speak with your volunteer manager or visit the PVSA website to learn more.