New Volunteer Programs

UCF Volunteers at Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event - It's all about PEOPLE!

I can honestly say that I love my job and all the people who I have met here at the UCF in a short amount of time. At the moment, I am charged with creating a new volunteer program for the Ulman Cancer Fund while sustaining three other programs. Tricky…yes. Impossible…nope.

Creating new volunteer programs can be very exciting…and very challenging! I love a challenge. BRING IT ON!

My newest volunteer program will be the Community Ambassador program. Through this program we want to reach out to Baltimore City and Howard County organizations to spread our mission and why we do what we do. An ambassador will be going out to churches, school, clinics, hospitals, sport programs, etc. to talk about Ulman and our patient navigation work. Community Ambassadors can also start-up sports teams to play on a UCF Team. Baltimore City has many recreational sports leagues where UCF teams could play and compete. They will be a liaison for the UCF throughout the two communities. Our hope is to reach as many people with our mission as possible. Cancer changes lives….so do WE!

Why volunteer? When you volunteer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults you have an altruistic feeling of helping others. If cancer has touched your life in any way, you are connected with a great group of people with the same history. You will also get a letter of recommendation for volunteering with us and volunteer thank you events throughout the year!! Our last volunteer recognition event was a great evening with great people.

I am really excited about this new program and expanding the UCF mission into as many organizations as possible. I will be having a training session in early January. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other ways you can get involved with UCF, email me (!

About Ashley Portrey

Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps member, tennis player, Thanatologist, volunteer, and bargain shopper. Loves anything green, red skittles, tennis, and traveling.
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