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Volunteers
Volunteers are an integral part of the Gilda's Club community and are involved in every aspect of the club from workshops and lectures to office work, and from outreach projects to clean up projects. Volunteers donate their time and energy and in return receive the special gift of being a part of the Gilda's Club community.

Getting started:
All volunteers must complete a training before becoming a part of the Gilda’s Club community. Please fill out and submit the online volunteer application and you will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator as to when the next training will be. You can also contact our volunteer coordinator at (585) 423-9700.

To fill out our online form, click here.
To download and print out a copy of our volunteer form, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mental Health Professionals

  • Support Group Facilitation
  • Membership Plans: Help create a one-year plan of action for social and emotional support for people living with cancer, their family and friends.
  • New Member Meetings: New member meetings are held at Gilda’s Club on a regular basis to introduce prospective members to the Gilda’s Club philosophy, program, and Clubhouse. By co-facilitating these meetings, you help new members learn about our program and facilities.
  • Workshop Facilitation: Present/facilitate a lecture or workshop at the Gilda’s Club Clubhouse that covers a topic of interest to people touched by cancer. The lecture or workshop will provide members with the opportunity to aquire new skills, tools, information, and/or techniques. Through these workshops and lectures, members build social and emotional support together by sharing in a variety of activities over time that will strengthen the clubhouse community.

Noogieland Team

  • Noogie Nights: 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.
  • Family Days: Help coordinate and execute family social events.
  • Noogiefest: Help plan and execute the annual children’s Halloween Party.

Cancer Survivors/Family Survivors

  • New Member Meetings: New member meetings are held at Gilda’s Club on a regular basis to introduce prospective members to the Gilda’s Club philosophy, program, and Clubhouse. By co-facilitating these meetings, you can help achieve these goals by serving as a model and explaining how you learned to live with your cancer experience and how you have and do use Gilda’s Club for support.
  • Buddy Buddy: Mentor another member by giving them rides to the clubhouse, attending programming with them, and/or talking with them about your cancer experience.

Clubhouse Team

  • Office Support/Docent: Welcome and acclimate Gilda’s Club members and visitors to the clubhouse and to assist with clubhouse and office support.
  • Handy Person: Help maintain and improve the Gilda’s Clubhouse facility by assisting with basic maintenance in the clubhouse and fixing or improving clubhouse as needed.
  • Computer Design: To advertise, inform, and promote Gilda’s Club happenings to members and the community through the creating of flyers, advertisements, and/or invitations for Gilda’s Club workshops, groups, and special events.
  • Library: Help oversee the flow and organization of the Gilda’s Club Library and resource room to provide a place where members can relax, read, and find helpful information.
  • Mailings: House Beautiful Team: Help beautify our building in grounds in any way possible by gardening, seasonal decorating, and/or cleaning.
  • Goodie Gang: Support our programs by providing baked goods to the members for various clubhouse activities and for special clubhouse events. Solicit, buy, or make snacks for members and guests to enjoy during activities.
  • Workshop Facilitation: Present/facilitate a lecture or workshop at the Gilda’s Club Clubhouse that covers a topic of interest to people touched by cancer. The lecture or workshop will provide members with the opportunity to aquire new skills, tools, information, and/or techniques. Through these workshops and lectures, members build social and emotional support together by sharing in a variety of activities over time that will strengthen the clubhouse community.

Special Events/Outreach

  • Special Events: Support the Gilda’s Club staff in any aspect of planning and/or executing of their special events: Walk for Wellness, Gilda’s Gala, “Surviving in Style” Fashion Show, Golf Tournament, and any other fundraising, community or third party events.
  • Ambassador: Represent Gilda’s Club in the community at various events such as health/volunteer/wellness fairs, and third party fundraising events.
  • Fundraising

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