Your time is our most valued gift

NOTE: As our in-person member activities remain limited at this time, so to do our in-person volunteer opportunities. That noted, there are still some needs to be filled at the Clubhouse, at ACMC and at various outreach events. So if you are interested, please email Debbie, the Volunteer Coordinator, to inquire regarding available opportunities at debbieslowinski@gildasclubchicago.org.

Become a volunteer

Volunteers at Gilda’s Club Chicago are looking to make a difference and are dedicated to our mission to uplift and strengthen people impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care. Volunteers are utilized based on their skills and the needs of the organization. Our volunteers are a reflection of our organization and we are looking for a diverse group of people to fill a wide range of volunteering experiences.  To find the one that fits you best and shares your skills, email Debbie Slowinski, our Volunteer Coordinator.  While in-person activities are currently limited at this point in time, we are continuing to add more in-person programs every day and will be in need of more volunteers over the months to come. So with that in mind, we are still accepting volunteer applications for various activities and building our database for future opportunities.

Gilda’s Club Chicago appreciates those who seek to volunteer their time and talents. Completing a volunteer application and orientation is not a guarantee of volunteer opportunities/hours as volunteers will be utilized as needed and deemed appropriate by Gilda’s Club staff.

Volunteer Application

Just a few of our volunteer roles...

Member Experience Volunteer

Be the smiling face of Gilda’s Club Chicago by welcoming members and assisting at the reception desk.

Noogie Volunteer

Get in some “play” time by working with children and teens during social activities, supervised play, holiday parties and other structured activities hosted in Noogieland. There are special requirements for this area of volunteerism including a background check.

Outreach Volunteer

Spread the word about Gilda’s Club Chicago in the community by helping with our outreach initiatives, and representing us at events.


Lend a hand with educational lectures and cooking demonstrations.

Team Gilda Runner

Become a Team Gilda Runner and participate in charitable racing events to help promote Gilda’s Club and possibly raise some money. To participate or sponsor a runner, click here. To find out more, contact Caitlin Rinard at 312-464-9900 or email.


We welcome support from healthcare practitioners and certified professionals to help facilitate support groups, networking groups, educational lectures and workshops. We can often put your skills to work, whether you’re a yoga instructor, an exercise therapist, a nutritionist, a social worker, or a chef.

To become a Gilda's Club Chicago Volunteer, apply now!