Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with the Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation. We welcome you to join our team to provide support and compassionate care for cancer patients.
CURRENT OPEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Patient Support Volunteer (Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) clinics statewide) – Provides non-medical assistance to patients in the infusion treatment area. Volunteers provide comfort and companionship, a listening ear, a smile, light refreshments, blanket and pillows, and assistance to the nursing staff. This position is located in a FCS clinic and volunteer shifts are based on the needs of the clinic. Time commitment is a minimum of three hours per week for six months.
Client Communication Specialist: Assists with answering the telephone, documenting voice mail messages, and returning phone calls in response to applicant questions regarding the online grant application process. Spanish-speaking volunteers are a plus. This is an in-person position only; volunteers must be willing to report to the FCS Foundation office located in Bradenton, FL.
Client Documentation Specialist: Responsible for uploading patient applications and other documents received via email and fax in the online grant application system. Experience with Adobe Acrobat is desired. This is a virtual and/or in-person position. Volunteers who commit to the in-person opportunity will be required to report to the FCS Foundation office located in Bradenton, FL.
Client Application Specialist: Assists with reviewing patient grant applications in the online grant application system. Volunteers will review financial qualification criteria as per the Client Services program requirements. In addition, volunteers will communicate with patients regarding application status via email. Spanish-speaking volunteers are a plus, but not required. This is a virtual and/or in-person position. Volunteers who commit to the in-person opportunity will be required to report to the FCS Foundation office located in Bradenton, FL.
Special Event Committee Members (Statewide): – This position assists with day-of planning and preparation for FCS Foundation events, including setting up, registration, and clean up. Pre-event opportunities include joining event committees, soliciting prospective event sponsors and auction donations, and preparing event decorations. For more information on dates and locations, please visit our “Events” page.
The internship program is for undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining nonprofit experience. Must receive college credit through college or university.
Client Services Support Intern: Assists with reviewing and processing patient grant applications to determine eligibility. This position will work with applicants to process their application via telephone or email and will assist with data entry-type duties. The Client Services Intern must be team and detail-oriented with strong communication, multi-tasking and organizational skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Adobe required. The time commitment for this position is at least 12 hours per week for three months.
If you would like to join the FCS Foundation volunteer team, please follow the steps below. Please note, the application process can take up to three weeks or longer to complete.
Meet Antonio Azzato, the visionary behind the Las Meninas Sculpture Project. To continue the successful and positive spirit of the Las Meninas project in Madrid, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Healing Arts in Medicine are bringing Antonio Azzato’s vision to the United States for the first time.
Azzato was born and raised in Venezuela and has Italian and Spanish roots. He has raised more than 550K euros for different charitable foundations. His experience in the engineering, business, marketing, and interior design fields has given him the technical and artistic training to develop his Meninas Gallery project, which has positioned the silhouette of the Menina as the new icon of the city of Madrid, where he currently resides. Learn more about Antonio here.
Painted by Diego Velázquez in 1656,“Las Meninas” translates to Ladies in Waiting. Considered a masterpiece depicting life in the court of King Philip IV of Spain, the painting represents a turning point in art history for the way in which Velázquez broke from the stiff formal portraits that typically defined royal subjects.
Inspired by the iconic painting “Las Meninas,” which translates to “Ladies in Waiting,” Spanish artist and sculptor Antonio Azzato created larger than life-size statues, fashioned in the shape of the Ladies in Waiting in the famous painting, that have been displayed in the streets of Madrid every fall since 2018. The statues are painted by various Spanish artists and celebrities and used to raise money for different charities. For the project with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), smaller statues that are white, like a blank canvas, will be distributed to 12 designated FCS clinics. Together with local artists, patients will bring their Las Meninas vision to life, giving each statue its own unique theme and color palette.
Once complete, the Las Meninas sculptures will be on display in local communities, raising awareness of the extreme healing power of art in medicine. After a months-long tour of the state, each will be placed on auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. The Foundation assists cancer patients in need in Florida with essential everyday living expenses.
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