Volunteer and make a difference

BCAN is a community of survivors, caregivers, family members, and medical professionals, all leading the way to awareness and a cure. BCAN NEEDS YOU! – to sign up, to speak up, to stand up, to step forward, to take the initiative– to do whatever you can – to help BCAN raise awareness about bladder cancer, support those affected by the disease and help us increase funding for much needed medical research.  Join a nationwide network of BCAN volunteers and make a difference!

We want each of our volunteers to have an enriching experience with BCAN, so we try to match you with the best possible opportunity for your talents and interests. There are several ways to volunteer with BCAN, but here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

Walk to End Bladder Cancer: You can participate either as an organizer, team captain or event participant.

BCAN Chapter: Helping your local chapter is another great way to get involved. You never know when they need help staffing a booth at a community health fair or some other outreach event. And, it’s an excellent way to meet new people!

Survivor to Survivor: This program offers phone support to newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients.  If you are a bladder cancer survivor and caregiver, you can volunteer for this program, sharing your experience, answering patient questions and, most important, offering hope.

Patient Advocate:  As a patient advocate you will have the opportunity to speak up on behalf of other bladder cancer patients and caregivers.  Patient advocates serve in many roles, depending on interest and time, from being involved in research studies, speaking to representatives from Congress, serving on a BCAN Task Force, including raising awareness about bladder cancer in your community by staffing a table at a local health fair or telling your story.  

DIY fundraising eventHold a fundraising on behalf of BCAN.  In recent years, volunteers have organized golf tournaments, Appalachian trail hikes, boy scout troop programs, and shop for bladder cancer events, and more.

For more information about other ways you can volunteer, please contact us at volunteer@bcan.org or 888-901-2226 ext. 212.


  • “At age 30, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer.  It is terrifying to hear the word ‘cancer,’ but even more so when it is a disease you have never heard of before.  BCAN provided a network of support and information at a time when I needed it the most.  I volunteer for BCAN because it gives me an opportunity to share my story in the hope of increasing awareness and possibly saving someone’s life.”

    Monica from Virginia
  • “Some good must come of this’ has been my mantra, my North Star.  I sought out experiences that would give me a better understanding of our battleground, and provide an opportunity to network with others – all so that I might give back.”

    Rick from Michigan
  • “I am committed to educating people about this disease, providing comfort to those going through a similar experience and offering financial support to organizations like BCAN that fund research to help eradicate bladder cancer.”

    Mike from Ohio