The American Cancer Society is holding a new volunteer orientation on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the society’s offices located at 6355 Riverside Ave., in Riverside. An RSVP is requested.

There are many different volunteer opportunities to serve as an American Cancer Society volunteer. All volunteers are matched with specific jobs, depending on their skills, interests, and time availability.

Volunteers organize special events, advocate for public health legislation, drive cancer patients to medical treatment, helps educate school children about the dangers of tobacco use, and assist on fundraising projects. The society offers training opportunities, challenging and new experiences, and recognition for volunteer efforts.

For more information, please contact the American Cancer Society Volunteer Hotline at (951) 300-1218, or by email at [email protected].

To find out more about the cancer prevention, detection, treatment and recovery, call the American Cancer Society anytime at (800) ACS-2345, or visit

In addition, the 3rd Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 at The Shoppes at Chino Hills. For more information about the Inland Empire Making Strides event, call Shannon Fowler at the American Cancer Society at (909) 203-2747 or by email at [email protected], or to register visit