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By (Rachel) Jean C.

I am a Research Team Leader. I supervise (via email) all the work that several research interns do, and I review the end product before it is posted to the ICAN website.

I know that ICAN truly appreciates all of its volunteers! They are very kind and responsive to all their volunteers, and they care deeply for the cancer patients they support and help. I have volunteered at numerous organizations over the years, and this is one of the most integrity-filled and best-run nonprofit organizations that I have ever worked with.

I am a certified project management professional and a CPA who has worked at top notch organizations in the business world, so my expectations about quality and integrity are very high -- and I can say that ICAN meets and exceeds all my expectations.

A few hours a week can make a big difference in the lives of the cancer patients that ICAN helps. All your efforts provide support to so many all over the world. The work can be done when it is convenient for you, and ICAN works with you to provide the type of volunteer work that you desire. I would recommend this organization to anybody looking for a rewarding volunteer experience!

Written on January 21, 2012

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By Maya K.

I volunteer for ICAN, calling other volunteers to see how we can improve their experience. The responses I have received from every volunteer I have contacted have been extremely positive. They all rave about the responsiveness and dedication of the ICAN staff, and as a volunteer myself, I have experienced this firsthand. This is an organization that does fantastic work for those in need and has been a great organization to volunteer for.

Written on July 11, 2011

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By Sejal P.

ICAN is an amazing organization. You have the benefit of working from home and having a great resource in Marcia Horn available to you. Marcia makes certain to provide assignments that are rewarding (based on your interests) and that will help develop your skills. It was my privilege to have volunteered with ICAN and I encourage others to do the same!

Written on June 10, 2010

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By Elizabeth S. from AZ

I have volunteered with ICAN for a few months now and I love working with them. Their supervisors are very friendly and if you have questions on anything they are sure to help and quick to respond. They are also sure to give you clear instructions on the projects they assign you as well. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to volunteer.

Written on October 11, 2009

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By Jodi P. from Grayslake, IL

I believe cancer is a disease that has affected everyone's life - be it a family member, friend or business associate. We can all benefit by learning more about this disease. Knowledge is power. Knowing that my small contribution of time may benefit another human life is very rewarding and I encourage others to volunteer their time as well for this worthwhile cause.

Written on September 11, 2009

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By Alison H. from Kirksville, MO

My experience with ICAN has been nothing short of amazing. Everyone involved with this organization is extremely friendly and helpful (especially Marcia and Dr.Bob!). You truly feel as though you're making a difference. I am involved in a few philanthropic organizations on my University's campus, but the sense of satisfaction that I get out of my memberships in each one doesn't hold a candle to what ICAN does for me. I hope to continue my service to this organization throughout the rest of this year and well-into law school because of this satisfaction. I highly recommend volunteering for ICAN!

Written on September 9, 2009

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by Lyn G.

I performed volunteer services for ICAN in the spring of 2009 and would definitely volunteer with them again. They are wonderful to work with, the work is interesting (and very meaningful), and it is for an excellent cause. I recommend International Cancer Advocacy Network to anyone looking for gratifying volunteer work, and I plan to perform volunteer services for them again in the future.

Written on September 7, 2009

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By Regina Marie K. from Shoreham, NY

I truly enjoy volunteering with ICAN and would highly recommend it to anyone who is detailed oriented and enjoys research. It is rewarding to know that my work for them is helpful in the efforts to fight cancer and help others. Marcia Horn and Dr. Tamis are wonderful with providing clear instructions for you to follow and provide prompt answers if you ever need assistance on a project. They are a pleasure to work with. I will definitely continue to volunteer with them in the future.

Written on September 6, 2009

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By Laura S. from Portland, OR

I volunteer for ICAN virtually which makes it very easy to do in my spare time. It is a very good cause, and if you like to research the web it is also very interesting. You are asked to find and report the drugs being used in the most current clinical trials being conducted in an effort to stop cancer.

Written on September 4, 2009

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By Beth E. from El Mirage, AZ

ICAN is a great organization doing many wonderful things for people. They don't put pressure on you to get things done now or that you aren't working at a fast past. They are VERY appreciative of the work you can do. She explains everything that you need to do and is there 24 hours a day if you have any questions. The only reason I stopped is because I recently lost my job and am tackling that challenge in my life and couldn't commit as much time to volunteering. I didn't think that was fair but as soon as I get back up on my feet i'll contact to find out how else I can help!! GREAT Organization & GREAT PEOPLE!!!! Would recommend highly.

Written on September 4, 2009

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By Ananya D.

I have been volunteering with ICAN for over six months now and I feel very fortunate to have found this organization. I am also humbled by their great mission to help end-stage cancer patients. At the same time, I find the work intellectually stimulating. Working with the CEO, Marcia Horn, has been my pleasure as she is very enthusiastic with a positive outlook and is very dedicated to ICAN's mission.

Written on September 4, 2009

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By Debbie S. from AZ

I've been working on inputting contacts into a MS Access database. A simple input form is already set up in a file which ICAN provides to you, and the contact sources come from various forms of information (such as the Phoenix Business Journal) which ICAN also provides. The inputting couldn't be more straightforward to do: for example you'd enter an individual (person) contact's last name in the "Last" box on the form, or the name of a business in the "Mail Organization" box on the form. If I ever have any questions about how to enter a particular contact, all I have to do is dash off an e-mail to Marcia Horn (ICAN's president and CEO) and/or Matt Thier (ICAN's Director of Database Operations) and either or both of them respond very quickly with an answer. Marcia and Matt are great to work with. They are very enthusiastic and appreciative of volunteer efforts. I give a wholehearted "thumbs up" to them and to volunteering for the ICAN organization.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Jen S.

This organization by far is one of the more energetic organizations I have found through volunteermatch.org. They are willing to work with my busy schedule and help me fulfill my need to volunteer with them! I encourage anyone who is willing to commit to a few hours of volunteer work to volunteer with the International Cancer Advocacy Network!!!

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Malathi N. from Wilmette, IL

I loved working with this organization. They are very organized and professional in assigning the projects. The description of the projects are very clear and easy to understand and helpful in completing the projects. I will surely recommend this organization to my friends and will work with them in future. Thank you.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Joni S. from Pasadena, CA

Very well organized and communicative. The supervisors are friendly and receptive to questions, and it is for a profoundly important cause.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Rick N.

I have volunteered at a few non-profit organizations throughout the valley and Ican was by far the place that I will always recommend and return to. From Marcia on down absolutely the best people I have had the pleasure to work with. Please find the time and volunteer for the most worthwhile organization you will ever have the pleasure to be involved with.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Nancy P.

They're very clear in their directions, and respond quickly whenever I have a question. It's a good on-line position for someone who's detail-oriented.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Andrea J. from Oak Park, IL

ICAN is a wonderful organization to volunteer for because they're professional, compassionate, and deeply committed to helping cancer patients. I am truly grateful to Marcia Horn and the folks at ICAN for supporting me when my father was dying of throat cancer, and for assigning me interesting volunteer tasks--tasks that allowed me to channel my grief into a more constructive manner. I'm very proud to be an ICAN volunteer.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Pia T.

ICAN allows me to be involved in volunteering from my home. I have enjoyed the project that I was assigned and hope to assist the organization with more of their work. ICAN has also responded to my emails promptly, and I am happy that I can assist them.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Allison S.

ICAN is an excellent organization to volunteer for, especially online volunteering. Their instructions are very detailed, thorough, and easy to understand. The task I was given was not hard at all. Anyone can do it. It just requires someone to take a little time out of their day. The people within the organization are extremely nice, helpful, respectful, and appreciative. Whenever I had a question two people were available to answer it, and one of them was the CEO Marcia Horn. That shows you that she truly cares a great deal about the organization. If you're considering volunteering at all, then give this organization a chance. I did, and I'm very, very glad I did.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By James F. from Maumee, OH

I have been virtual volunteering for ICAN for over a month now, and my experience has been nothing but positive. This is not an organization set up to add a line to a resume. ICAN is a group of highly qualified, organized individuals dedicated to the war on cancer. I am as great-full to them for their hard work, as they have been great-full to me for my help.

Written on September 3, 2009

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By Andrea F. from Park Forest, IL

I love volunteering for ICAN because through my work, I am assisting cancer patients around the world with the resources they need to help them in their battle of this disease. The staff is wonderful and are eager to have you jump right in and start working. I received my first assignment the day after I signed up and it was very exciting. The staff is very flexible and they allow you to work at your own pace, because they value their volunteers' time. I absolutely love ICAN!

Written on September 2, 2009

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By Joe C. from Mesa, AZ

Volunteering for ICAN allows me to assist in ways I hope will ultimately benefit those that need the information. In addition, the research allows me to be aware and involved; something I truly enjoy.

Written on September 2, 2009

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By Taylor J. from Phoenix, AZ

I loved working with Marcia Horn of ICAN. When I was choosing which organization I wanted to volunteer for, what struck me was ICAN. Cancer has personally affected the lives of my family, and some of my closest friends. I believe and am a strong supporter of cancer advocacy. Cancer; is an evil destructive condition that affects everyone. I volunteered for a period of time, but nonetheless my experience was great! Marcia is a true hero, and the work she does for the patients that come to her organization is amazing. If there is a will, ICAN will find a way.

Written on September 2, 2009