Volunteer With Bag It

Bag It is proud to work with a dedicated team of staff and community volunteers.

Want to get involved? We have a number of programs, so check them out and see what works for you.

Have a new idea for a Bag It fundraiser? We’d love to hear from you! Be sure to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Terrazas at lisa@bagitcancer.org for more information.

Interested in Volunteering?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator
to get started!
Lisa Terrazas | Volunteer and Events Coordinator

(520) 575-9602 | lisa@bagitcancer.org

Ways to Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Bag It’s team. Our volunteers include cancer survivors, their families, their friends, and a number of others in the community who have big hearts and a willingness to support individuals diagnosed with cancer.

We provide training based on the opportunities you’re interested in. And bilingual volunteers are always needed.

Within Arizona

  • Assist with fundraising activities and events in Phoenix, Tucson, and throughout the state
  • Serve as an Ambassador in your community
  • Be an Ambassador for our many Community Events
  • Be an Ambassador Presenter, speaking to other organizations within your community
  • Knit or crochet Chemo Caps. You or your sewing circle can help knit or crochet caps for the winter months that we can include in bags for our Bag It patients
  • We always need office/business support, including: Public Relations, printing and mailing, typing/data entry, providing leads for grants and sponsorship opportunities, and climate-controlled storage

Outside Arizona

  • Assist in implementing the Bag It program in your community
  • Be an Ambassador Presenter, speaking to other organizations within your community
  • Help develop a team of local volunteers who can speak to medical practices, community organizations, and businesses and raise awareness in the community of Bag It cancer resources

Chemo Caps

Chemo Caps are one of the most requested items! Knit, crochet, sew, or donate yarn or gift cards! We add these caps to our shipments for the winter months.

We need:

  • Chemo Cap creators
  • Yarn: 100% cotton, silk, or a blend is best. A soft acrylic, fleece, or blend (Caron soft yarn or similar) (No wool or animal hair)
  • Any design or color
  • Caps and headwraps for men!

When complete, please put each cap in a Ziploc bag with a note that says: Made with care by (your name).

When you have 12+ ready, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Terrazas, to arrange getting the caps to Bag It.
(520) 575-9602 | lisa@bagitcancer.org

Download Chemo Cap patterns. You can also search the Internet for Chemo Cap, there are a number of patterns available free of charge.

Other Ways to Help Bag It

From donations and employer matches to corporate sponsorship and planned giving, there are a number of ways to support Bag It!