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University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Charity Profile
The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania. Since 1984, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has been committed to improving the understanding of how cancer develops; to characterizing new lifesaving approaches for cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment; and to educating future generations of scientists and clinicians.
This site presents many of the research activities at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and describes the academic, educational, and institutional environment of the cancer center.
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Volunteer Information
Volunteer & Community Services places volunteers in positions of service within UPMC Cancer Centers and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Our mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families during their visit or stay at UPMC Cancer Centers and to enhance the ongoing efforts of UPMC Cancer Centers and UPCI scientists, medical staff, and employees. Volunteer opportunities are created wherever there is a need, and volunteers are provided the opportunity to learn and experience personal growth while working to reduce the burden of cancer.
Some individuals choose our program to gain educational and career-related experience, while others may seek personal fulfillment and growth. Still others volunteer because of a commitment to serve our community. Many volunteers are themselves cancer survivors or have been moved to serve by family or friends who have been diagnosed with cancer. When you volunteer with us, you become a part of the cure for cancer.
Who can volunteer?
There are many volunteer opportunities for teenagers (starting at age 14), adults, and seniors. Our program is flexible and can accommodate school, social or work schedules.