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Volunteers

The mission of Gilda’s Club is to provide a place, free of charge, where people living with cancer – their families, friends and co-workers – can join with others in a comfortable and home-like setting for social and emotional support through networking groups, lectures, workshops, and social events.

Volunteers are used in a variety of ways, that include; Noogie Nights, gardening, workshops, Goodie Gang, and special events.

We couldn’t keep our red doors open without people like you.

As a volunteer, here is a preview of some of the things you’ll do at Gilda’s Club:

Volunteers assist Gilda’s Club staff in general office duties such as mailings, copying, filing, data entry, outreach folders and other office duties as needed.
Help beautify our Clubhouse through general cleaning and/or seasonal decorating. Can be set up on a weekly or monthly schedule. Art Room, Wellness Studio and Noogieland cleaning/organizing is especially helpful.
Help prepare the Clubhouse for guests, members and programs by turning on building lights, unloading the dishwasher, brewing coffee, checking/restocking the kitchen/restroom supplies, checking/taking trash out, setting out kitchen goodies, setting up for program activities, placing sign-in sheets in group rooms, updating monthly program materials (calendars, flyers, resources, etc.) Work in coordination with Gilda’s Greeters as needs arise.
Provide a warm, supportive, and comfortable play environment that fills important psychosocial needs of children touched by cancer by engaging in interactive play and supervision and must be able to commit to volunteering at least two times a month.
Volunteers can support the development and fundraising efforts of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities by soliciting sponsorships and/or donations. They can also assist in securing raffle/auction items and goodie bag donations for external special events and can even plan/host their very own third-party event to benefit Gilda’s Club Quad Cities.
Fancy yourself a photographer? Help us capture the magic of Clubhouse events by taking pictures. Paparazzi volunteers must be assigned and approved by Gilda’s Club staff.
You and your group plan and purchase the menu, serve the meal, and tidy up afterward. It’s our biggest and most helpful project for groups. No volunteer orientation is required for this opportunity .
Event-day volunteers prepare/set-up the Clubhouse, assist during the event and clean-up after the event. Working in coordination with Gila’s Club staff, volunteers can support internal social events by planning and securing entertainment, soliciting donations, sponsoring and/or picking-up food, supplies and decorations.
Bring in snacks that will give our members and guests healthy snack options during activities (fresh fruit, granola bars, etc.). Items must be homemade (if not fresh fruit). Students are permitted to submit 2 items per semester for credit.   Please coordinate with Anita Shaft before bringing items to donate.
Represent Gilda’s Club Quad Cities by speaking to various community groups and/or attending health/community/volunteer fairs to share information about Gilda’s Club. Outreach volunteers help to educate and inform the community about our mission and program. All outreach activities must be assigned and approved by Gilda’s Club staff and requires special training .
Volunteers monitor the flow of activities and assist by meeting and greeting members, guests and volunteers to the Clubhouse, conduct Clubhouse tours, provide program information, be available to address emergent need that may arise, answer the telephone at the front desk as needed, help administrative support team with mailings and other general office duties as needed, and work in coordination with Clubhouse Host as needs arise.
Volunteers staff an external special event or fundraiser and assist with duties as assigned by the Development Director.

Get involved today by completing our volunteer application. After that, you’ll be prompted to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation session, held once a month. You’ll get a tour of the building, learn about who we are and what we do, and about how volunteers help us.