FORCE Volunteer Survey
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for FORCE. Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete this application to help us find the right opportunity for you. Although we don't always have immediate volunteer needs, we will keep your information on file, and be in touch when appropriate opportunities arise.
I acknowledge I am voluntarily providing information about myself and my medical history and understand that such information is collected in FORCE’s secure database. This information is accessible by FORCE employees only. FORCE asks the following questions to find the best volunteer fit. If you would like your information to be removed from our database, please contact email@example.com.
I acknowledge that I'm in the right “frame of mind” to support others. (If you’re struggling with your own health or next steps, we recommend you wait until you’ve worked through your own decisions. Individuals should wait at least 6 months post-surgery or treatment before volunteering.)
I acknowledge that FORCE relies on donations or fundraising to continue its important work. I will do my best to raise $250 as a volunteer to help obtain the critical funds needed.
I acknowledge that I am from the United States or Canada. (FORCE is only accepting volunteers from these two countries. Please do not complete the rest of this form if you are live outside of these countries.)
Would you like to receive FORCE Hereditary Cancer Monthly Email Updates? If in the future you want to stop receiving these updates, you can click unsubscribe at the bottom of any email or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to receive monthly email updates regarding local events and support, please select the closest city to your area. If in the future you want to stop receiving these updates, you can click unsubscribe at the bottom of any email or send an email to email@example.com.
Occupation / Employer
Do you work for a laboratory that sells genetic tests?
ndividuals are not eligible to be volunteers.
Are you a genetic counselor or other healthcare provider?
If yes, please indicate certifications and affiliations:
Prefer not to share
Check all that apply:
Black or African American
Latinx or Hispanic
Prefer not to share
Other, please specify
Your Hereditary Cancer Experience
Do you have a family history of cancer?
Have you ever been diagnosed with one of these cancers? Check all that apply:
Ovarian/Fallopian Tube/Primary Peritoneal
No, I’m at high-risk/Previvor
No, I'm a caregiver
No, I'm a healthcare provider
No, I’m a student
Genetic test results. Check all that apply:
Variant of uncertain significance (without another genetic mutation)
Other, please specify:
Which FORCE programs have you utilized? Check all that apply:
FORCE's Website www.facingourrisk.org
Joining FORCEs Conference
FORCE monthly e-newsletters
FORCE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest
Peer Navigation Program
Local FORCE Get-Together
ABOUT Patient-Powered Research Registry
XRAYS articles to help make sense of cancer headlines
Please share your hereditary cancer experience with us in 2-3 paragraphs. Include any unique situations you have had and why you would like to become a FORCE volunteer.
Availability and Skills/Qualifications
Are you available to check emails daily?
How many hours are you available to volunteer on a weekly basis?
Please indicate if you have any of the following specialized skills to help FORCE as a volunteer:
Please tell us about any special skills, training, or experience you have acquired from employment, volunteer work, hobbies or sports, including fundraising or medical writing that will help you to be an effective volunteer. List if you are fluent in any languages other than English.
List the names of the organizations, volunteer roles and description of responsibilities below.
Indicate how strongly each of the following statements applies to you.
I feel positive regarding my own experience and am emotionally ready to help others.
I can support the decisions of other people who have made different choices than mine. Being open and unbiased is important to make others feel safe and supported.
I am comfortable using a computer, the internet, email and MS Word.
I am familiar with medical terms, scientific methods and/or can grasp them easily.
I am comfortable communicating verbally and can “hold my own” in a group.
I consider myself a good listener.
I am good at written communication.
I understand the importance of not sharing personal or medical advice with others as a volunteer.
Please select the opportunities you are interested in below. You can click on each role to learn more. (Online webinar training is provided through the VolunteerFORCE Academy.)
Genetic Expert Support Leader (5 hours every 3 months)
Helpline Volunteer (variable)
Message Board Moderator (5 hours per month)
Peer Navigator (2-3 hours per match)
Research Advocate (variable)
State Impact Leader (5+ hours per month)
Agreement & Signature
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete.
Name (Typing name indicates acceptance of above)
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with FORCE. We are extremely grateful that we are receiving more applications than positions we have to fill. Your application will be reviewed in the next 90 days and if a volunteer position is available that meets your qualifications, we will contact you for an interview.
It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.