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Calling All Volunteers
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” (Elizabeth Andrew)
We need your bright and shiny faces in the Club House!
TRAINING IS FAST & EASY
Volunteer Training & Orientation meetings are held monthly by Thea North, our Volunteer Coordinator
Thea will talk to you about the Gilda’s Club philosophy and what potential volunteer opportunities are available.
All of Gilda’s Club Desert Cities staff & volunteers are Live-Scanned (at our expense) for your protection.
GIVE US A CALL:
Or better yet, STOP IN:
Gilda’s Club Desert Cities
73555 Alessandro Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
New Member Meeting Volunteers
New Member Meeting Volunteers are cancer survivors or individuals who have experienced Gilda’s Club firsthand and want to welcome new members. Special training is provided and as an experienced Gilda’s Club member, you are the most qualified to provide hope and encouragement to new members.
Workshop Volunteers are volunteers who have an area of expertise that might be shared with Gilda’s Club members in a workshop, lecture, class or activity. For example yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, journaling, nutrition, creativity and humor, insurance issues, how to talk to your doctor and so on. No soliciting of any kind is allowed.
Noogieland Volunteers will work with the members of our club who are children, either those with cancer or those who have a family member or friends with cancer. A background check and fingerprinting is required for volunteers working with children in Noogieland.
Clubhouse Volunteers are volunteers who want to help with more of the administrative workings of the program or are interested in helping out with the general Clubhouse events. These volunteers do everything from answering the phone, sending out mailings, to setting up and cleaning up at potluck suppers. Many of these volunteers may also be interested in participating in our fundraising events that occur outside of the Clubhouse.
Outreach Volunteers are volunteers who can participate in community outreach activities such as distributing Gilda’s Club materials, representing Gilda’s Club at health fair booths and/or speaking on behalf of Gilda’s Club.
Bilingual Program Activity Volunteers
Bilingual Program Activity Volunteers are volunteers who can participate in Clubhouse activities, providing translation for our Spanish speaking members.
Clinical Volunteers are experienced mental health professionals who can help us by volunteering their time to lead new member orientations and individual interviews on an as-needed basis. If you are a mental health professional and would like to volunteer, please call the Program Director at 760-770-5678.
Education increases a sense of control and confidence in decision making when cancer is involved.
Be a Volunteer
Anyone can get involved in our community. No matter what your skills, we need your help--even if it’s just two willing hands and a smile.
Be a Donor
We rely on generous contributions from people like you. There are many ways to give--no matter what your budget.