Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make our program of free psychosocial cancer support possible, and our program is growing every day.

How can you help? Keep an eye on this list of fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities that we currently have available, and let us know when you one you are interested in!

New to volunteering at Gilda’s Club?

To learn about becoming a volunteer, visit our Become a Volunteer page and submit a volunteer interest form. We will contact you to schedule your attendance at the next volunteer orientation so you can get started soon.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Contact our Volunteer and Communication Coordinator Bri Garcia-Meyers (952.767.7623) to learn more about any opportunity or to apply.

Gather to Give: Spring Fundraiser Volunteer

UPDATE: Gather to Give: Spring Fundraiser to benefit Gilda’s Club Twin Cities has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We are working on a new date for the event and will share that with you once it is confirmed.  In the meantime, Gilda’s Club continues to provide support programming for our members via a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Monthly Support Group Facilitators – NEW

Gilda’s Club is seeking licensed mental health professionals (LMFT, LICSW, LPCC, LP) to volunteer to lead some of our monthly support groups. These support groups will address specific diagnoses or circumstances such as: young adult caregiver, brain tumor, lgbtq+, men living with cancer, etc.

These positions would require a minimum year-long commitment to leading a monthly 2 hour support group. There is the possibility of daytime and evening group options. This volunteer opportunity would also require participation in a monthly peer consult meeting.

To learn more please contact, Ali DeCamillis at Ali@GildasClubTwinCities.org or 952-767-7627.

Download the Monthly Support Group Facilitator Volunteer position description here.

Exercise Instructors – NEW

Gilda’s Club is looking for experienced exercise instructors who are willing to lead weekly, ongoing groups or 6-12 week mini-series. Exercise instructors should be comfortable adapting exercise to accommodate the needs of individuals who are currently in cancer treatment, recovering from medical procedures or transitioning into post-treatment. Exercise could include functional exercise, dance/movement (belly dancing, NIA, Zumba), walk/running, resistance training, or any other fun ways of getting people moving and in touch with their bodies to build strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance.

To learn more please contact, Ali DeCamillis at Ali@GildasClubTwinCities.org or 952-767-7627.

Nutrition/Cooking Instructors – NEW

Gilda’s Club is seeking knowledgeable individuals with expertise in nutrition to lead experiential cooking/nutrition classes in our wonderful kitchen. Previously, we have hosted experts with knowledge in oncology as well as more alternative approaches such as (ayurvedic, macrobiotic, plant-based, etc).

To learn more please contact, Ali DeCamillis at Ali@GildasClubTwinCities.org or 952-767-7627.

Music Instructor

Share your musical knowledge and skills with our youth and young adult members. Work directly with Annie Stone, our Youth and Family Program Coordinator, to design and deliver this fun, new program. We’re looking for volunteers skilled in music composition, singing or playing an instrument who can come up with creative ways for our younger members to explore their experiences through music.

Download the Music Instructor position description here.

Contact our Youth and Family Program Coordinator, Annie Stone (952.767.7625) for more information.

Teen Service Club

If you are a teen in the Twin Cities and would like to make a difference in your community, then join Gilda’s Club Twin Cities’ Teen Service Club! This is a volunteer opportunity open to all teens looking to make a difference. Our mission is to promote awareness of Gilda’s Club Twin Cities in the community, assist with events and initiatives, and provide volunteer service. Volunteer community service hours can be earned by providing volunteer service at Gilda’s Club.

Download the Teen Service Club position description here.

Carpenter – SPECIAL PROJECT

Help make clubhouse projects a reality by using woodworking skills to construct various structures to support our program needs. We are looking for an expert woodworker / cabinet maker who can help improve our library design and function to improve resource accessibility and display, by assessing our current needs, quoting out the project, and then working to secure funding and support to create custom cabinetry and display fixtures for our brochure and resource display library.

Download the Carpenter – Special Project: Custom-Built Library Display position description here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Check back here for more volunteer opportunities that will be available soon! Contact our Volunteer and Communications Coordinator Bri Garcia-Meyers (952.767.7623) to learn more about any opportunity or to apply.

  • Healing Story Facilitator – Help Gilda’s Club members explore the healing power of sharing their stories.
  • Information and Referral Specialist – Work alongside the program team to respond to cancer-specific information and referral requests (must be a bachelor’s or master’s-level social worker, care coordinator or nurse navigator).
  • Process Improvement Specialist
  • Medical Advisory Board Assistant

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