Volunteer Opportunities

Spot-a-Spot

Spot-a-Spot is part of the National Melanoma Awareness Project and works to educate elementary, middle, and high school students around the country about skin cancer, sun safety, and self screening. Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Most of these cases are 100% preventable through the use of sun safety techniques and 100% curable if caught early. Therefore these issues are extremely important to educate students about, as much of the skin damage we accumulate in our lifetimes occurs before the age of 18. This spring alone, we educated almost 1500 students in the Chapel Hill area about these important issues!

We also present sun safety and skin cancer awareness information at science and health fairs for children of all ages.

If you are interested in serving as a Spot-a-Spot volunteer or having our group come speak please contact Shanti Rao (shanti_rao@med.unc.edu) and Natalie Cummings (natalie_cummings@med.unc.edu).

 

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery is a unique summer camp experience sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. Camp Discovery offers campers the opportunity to spend a week among other young people who have similar skin conditions. Many counselors have chronic skin conditions as well and can provide support and advice to campers. 

Volunteer Staff Application deadline is April 11, 2014! Click here for more information about Camp Discovery!