Become a Mentor - ABCD

Become a Mentor

Become an ABCD Match Mentor

ABCD understands that breast cancer is about more than medical care. It is a personal journey best understood by those with similar diagnoses and life circumstances – those who have been your shoes.®

Trained volunteers – we call them Mentors – are at the heart of ABCD’s mission to offer FREE, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer.

Opportunities are available for survivors and co-survivors to volunteer from home as ABCD Match Mentors

Match Mentors provide personalized emotional, informational and practical support to anyone who is going through their breast cancer journey.

As a Match Mentor

  • You will be matched by an ABCD Match Specialist
  • Our Match Specialist will contact you with the match information
  • You will reach out to the participant to give support

Your confidential match relationship may be as simple as two conversations or many more.

You are supported by ABCD staff as well as a Medical and Community Advisory Council.

Training

Attend and complete ABCD’s comprehensive 12-hour New Mentor Training Program to become a Match Mentor.

ABCD New Mentor Training is FREE and open to all breast cancer survivors and co-survivors who are one year past diagnosis.

Training sessions are offered at various locations and times during the year, as well as online, and include:

  • Art of Mentoring
  • Confidentiality and Ethics of Mentoring
  • Dealing with Emotions
  • Listening and Communications
  • Overview of Breast Cancer
  • Survivorship and Self Care

To become a Match Mentor contact us at
1.800.977.4121 or email us at programdept@abcdmentor.org

Ambassador Testimonial – Louise Wakcher

“ABCD is close to my heart because my mother had breast cancer and I understand how important it is for women to have the personal support and information they need to get through this challenging time.

Also, I enjoy being part of the ABCD family because it cares and offers information and support to individuals who may feel alone and overwhelmed.”