I’m a current volunteer

Thanks for all you do for Gems of Hope.

Should you need assistance, or have a need to cancel a shift, please contact the Gems of Hope office at 319-393-9681 or office@gemsofhope.com.

Please download the Hours Log for tracking purposes.

Please sign up for scheduled events using our event calendar.

Register for a What About Us? session or pick up a take-home kit.  These kits are designed for parents to guide their children through a cancer diagnosis.

What About Us? is a free program that meets for 1/2 day on a Saturday.

Learn More About This Children's Group, What About Us?

The children’s group is facilitated by social workers with special training in cancer counseling. The children participate in activities and projects designed to help them understand and express their feelings.

This group will:

  1. Increase the child’s ability to understand and express feelings about their loved one’s cancer
  2. Teach the child how to communicate those feelings
  3. Help facilitate coping with those feelings

At the end of each session the children participate in yoga giving the social workers the opportunity to meet with the parents.

Call the Gems of Hope office for more information on this FREE program at 319-393-9681, or fill out the form found at https://gemsofhope.com/what-about-us/.

Upcoming Events

Fri 28

Youth Advisory Board Bowling Fundraiser

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Cedar Rapids IA
Apr 28

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Jun 20

10th Annual Golf Benefit

June 20
Shellsburg IA

Upcoming Workshops

Thu 20

Beading & Card Making Daytime Workshop @ Gems of Hope

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Cedar Rapids IA
Thu 27

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hope Lodge in Iowa City

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Iowa City IA
Mar 09

Cedarburg, WI Public Library: Finishing Workshop

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Cedarburg WI
Mar 10

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hall Perrine

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA
Mar 17

Beading & Card Making @ Benchmark Inc., Conference Room

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA