Become a Volunteer
Casting for Recovery is an organization that operates predominantly through the help of volunteers. We rely on their enthusiasm and dedication to support our fundraising activities, plus planning and running retreats events. Without their help, we would not be able to run our programs and assist so many people.
More than 1,600 volunteers are hard at work
for CfR around the world. Our volunteer community
includes medical and psycho-social professionals,
event coordinators and casting instructors. Whether
you’re an avid fly fisher, a go-getting fundraiser or
just a passionate supporter, we need your help!
Check out the volunteer opportunities below. Click on the respective headings to access a full position description then complete a volunteer application form to get involved.
Serves as a resource for medical questions and reassuring presence Ss
to participants throughout the retreat weekend; works closely with
Psycho-social Facilitator to support participant needs; facilitates a
discussion of the physical effects of breast cancer and
leads warm-up exercises before casting practice.
Does not provide medical services at the retreat.
Qualifications: Medical professionals (i.e. oncology nurse,
breast nurse navigator, medical oncologist, physical therapist
certified in lymphedema, etc.) who have experience in treating
women in all phases of breast cancer and follow-up including
treatments, potential complications (lymphedema, fatigue, etc.)
and survivorship issues. Current CPR/First Aid certification.
Facilitates group activities and discussion on the emotional effect of breast cancer; ensures an inclusive and open atmosphere; monitors the emotional needs of participants and staff and provides support as needed throughout the retreat.
Qualifications: Professional licensure, degrees or certifications (OSW-C, LPC, LMFT, MSW) are desirable and at least 3 years of experience conducting Individual and/or group therapy and support groups in oncology. Experienced in breast cancer, trauma and bereavement issues.
Develops, inspires, and leads a volunteer team committed to the responsibilities associated with organizing and fundraising for the CfR program in your area. Works collaboratively with state office staff to recruit team members, ensure adequate coverage of essential team roles, and acts as the liaison to the state office.
Responsible for the management of the retreat during the course of the two and a half days according to established CfR guidelines and protocol.
Communicates with all selected participants with pre-retreat planning/communications. Serves as main point of contact prior
to the retreat for questions. Contacts alternates as needed.
Leads and/or assists with demonstrations and classroom sessions to teach the basics of fly fishing according to CfR casting/instructor protocol. May serve as a River Helper during catch-and-release fishing during the retreat.
Serves as a volunteer fly fishing instructor/guide for a CfR participant for a half-day of catch-and-release fly fishing on the final day of the retreat.
Qualifications: An experienced fly fisher, comfortable wading and assisting a beginner angler in moving water. Open to both male & female anglers.
Serves as a greeter and helps participants feel comfortable and welcome throughout the retreat.
There are many way to help us beyond the roles described above. If you are interested in volunteering but don't feel suited to one of these roles, the volunteer application form provides you with an opportunity to list your skills/interests and the ways you would like to be involved.