Join Rivkin EDU

Empower people with knowledge and tools to advocate for their health.

Our educational outreach program, Rivkin EDU, is all about prevention and early detection. Through our science-based curriculum, our team empowers individuals with the knowledge and tools for early detection, prevention, and self-advocacy so they can be proactive about their health.

Are you interested in getting more involved with the Rivkin EDU program? We’re always looking for health instructors and survivors to join our team, especially individuals who are committed to providing equitable access to health education for ALL individuals. Campus ambassadors are selected bi-annually. 

Explore ways to get involved:

Health Instructor

Health instructors have a background in healthcare and are committed to teaching a science-based curriculum in a fun, frank, and fear-free way.


Ovarian or breast cancer survivors or previvors share their journeys with workshop attendees.


Current college students work as a liaison between the Rivkin Center and their campus to bring workshops to student clubs, organizations, and lectures on campus.

"This has been the most vulnerable yet strongest time in my life.  I feel extremely fortunate to have caught this early and have been grateful for the support of incredible family, friends, and doctors. Being active has been a vital component — both physically and mentally — to my recovery. When first diagnosed, I attended a Rivkin EDU party that profoundly helped me early in my journey and knew this is how I wanted to give back and help others."
Jo Gartenberg​


Most frequent questions and answers

Health instructors and survivors are paid for their time and travel. This is an independent contractor position and is not intended to be full-time.

Campus ambassadors are volunteer positions and receive an experiential learning opportunity, setting them apart when applying for medical school or kick-starting their professional career.

Each workshop takes about 3 hours (between travel, setup, and instruction time). Our expectation is that instructors teach at least one workshop per month and survivors share their story at four workshops per year. Our education program coordinator will reach out regularly with opportunities and you can decide to take them or not.

Campus ambassadors commit to one school year (holidays and summers off), but have the opportunity to stay longer to continue making an impact and gain valuable experience.

Most of our health instructors and survivors live near Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, as the majority of our workshops take place near those cities. Campus ambassadors live near the campus at which they attend.

Currently, all positions are remote due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, our workshops are typically in-person. While we look forward to our in-person workshops, we imagine there will be a combination of both in-person and remote in the future.

Since we educate on breast and ovarian cancer, survivors need to be a breast or ovarian cancer survivor or previvor. Health instructors and campus ambassadors do not need to be a cancer survivor.