LivingWell became a saving grace for me. From the time I was diagnosed and throughout my treatment, LivingWell was the one place I counted on for support, comfort, and hope.

- Renee

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, part of Northwestern Medicine. They play a vital role in our organization and are making a valuable contribution to the enhancement of our mission and positively impact people facing cancer. Please contact Cheryl Rabchuk at or 630-262-1111 if you are interested in joining our volunteer team.

Volunteers are always needed in a variety of roles, including:


Our specially trained ambassadors share the LivingWell story and mission to help educate hospitals, oncology practices, schools, churches, service clubs, and other organizations through speaking engagements.

Clerical Support

Clerical support volunteers spend time at LivingWell greeting participants, giving tours of our Center, serving as front desk volunteers by answering phones, data entry, typing, copying and assembling packets, mailings and other duties. Special projects are also available throughout the year.

Clinical Therapists/Support Group Facilitators – Experienced licensed social workers and licensed counselors  are needed to facilitate a weekly or monthly support groups or serve as substitute facilitators.

Children and Family Support Facilitators

Clinically trained and educated social workers, counselors and psychologists are needed to lead support groups, art therapy, and special events for children and adults facing cancer.

Front Desk/Reception – Answer telephones, greet and direct participants as they arrive for programs/services, register participants for programs, and other administrative tasks as they come up. 4- hour morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available.

Fitness/Yoga Instructors – Volunteers who are qualified and interested in teaching mind/body fitness classes are needed and appreciated.

Massage Therapists – Licensed massage therapists who would like to volunteer an occasional morning or afternoon would be appreciated at LivingWell.

Snack Makers – Bring in your favorite treats or use our kitchen to prepare refreshments for our program participants.

Special Event Volunteers

Working with our staff, volunteers plan and coordinate various special fundraising events. Please contact Lori Hansen for more information at 630-262-1111.