Casting for Recovery is an organization fueled by volunteers. We rely on the enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers for fundraising, planning and staffing our retreats. More than 1,600 volunteers are hard at work for CfR across the country. Our volunteer community includes medical and psychosocial professionals, fly fishing instructors and passionate alumnae. Whether you’re an avid fly fisher, a go-getting fundraiser or just a passionate supporter, we need your help! Complete a volunteer application today to get involved.
“This was a fantastic retreat. I feel so much calmer now and have a renewed spirit!”
"Words will never cover the depth of my gratitude for being able to participate in CfR and how much my life has changed. I love fishing! I love the adventures my new life has given me. I used to be afraid of dying. Now I realize I need to be more concerned with not living."
"You gave us a weekend that has changed our lives, and friendships that will last our lifetimes. You are a catalyst and an inspiration for many positive things."
"The best part is that you get the chance to experience a new skill that provides a challenge and hope to move forward. I've thought numerous times about standing in that stream with my river guide trying to cast my line to catch the elusive fish, and the sheer awesomeness of it all. And that gives me hope."
"My experience was so wonderful. I still think about it often and get a wave of positive feelings every time I do! I now love fishing and go with my grandchild a few times every summer."
"I can still remember the laughter and tears I shared with my fellow breast cancer survivors...but mostly the laughter. Learning how to fly fish was a wonderful experience; I've even continued to try my hand at it. I cannot say enough about the caring and compassionate staff."
"The fishing was great, but the friendships we made and the long talks among all of us is something to remember."
"There is so much more to the CFR weekend than fishing. Learning to fly fish was great--I'm looking forward to trout season already. But it couldn't touch the interaction of the women; lasting friendships were forged over those three days."
"My Casting for Recovery weekend was priceless. It helped me discover how to believe in tomorrow again. All the kindness, compassion, and warmth of the volunteers and participants has had a ripple effect to help me find hope and begin to heal inside and out."