The Taking Care model is not only a survivorship program, it is a model for how we can care for folks in our community.
In our 12 quarterly events we amassed over 2800 hours of donated time from LMTs, LAcs, naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, chefs and more. That breaks down to nearly 5 hours of volunteer time invested in every hour of guest experience.
We really care, and if you go to the testimonial page you will witness the results of that care.
We have a core group of volunteers, and that group is growing. One volunteer said that in the ten years he has been an LMT, the therapy sessions at TCP are the highlight of his professional career. Wow!
Volunteering with us not only contributes to the overall health of the community, it release endorphins in the volunteers’ brain and is in itself a preventative measure: not only does volunteering feel good and connect you with the community, which studies have shown has a positive impact on the immune system, volunteers dine with guests and learn about nutrition, mind-body affect, and other instructional topics.
1. Licensed Massage Therapists
We are always looking to grow our network of LMTs and provide a place where LMTs can give back to the community and earn CE credits by doing so. Each LMT volunteer has the opportunity to learn about basic oncology massage, grow their skill set, and receive 1 contact hour and 4 non-contact hours of continuing education credits.
2. Licensed Acupuncturists
Although we have not yet created a program to grant CE to LAcs, we appreciate their efforts and can never have enough healers in the network.
3. Kitchen Assistance
A team of naturopathic doctors, Ayurvedic practitioners and chefs create the meal the Saturday before our Sunday events in the kitchen and assistance is always welcome. It’s actually a lot of fun.
The day of our event we need 3-4 people who are passionate about food as medicine, and passionate about the spiritual nature of serving beautiful food to people. These folks serve dinner to between 50-70 people.
4. Intake/Admin team
We ideally need 4-5 people to greet the participants, assist in filling out forms and paperwork, match care givers with participants, and sometimes just sit with people in caring silence.
5. Sound Therapists
We are always seeking to grow our network of musicians who wish to be part of vibrational healing. This takes time because our lead sound therapists need to vet musicians, and only invite vetted, caring musicians into the Taking Care Sound Tribe.
6. General Tear Down
This might be the luckiest volunteer position in the bunch. Experience the sound therapy, see the magic, enjoy dinner and the lecture, and then just clean up and revel in the good vibes after the show.