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.

Upcoming Events

Fri 21

National Volunteer Day-Open House

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Oct 01

Care Club – A Book Group for People Living with Chronic Conditions and Caregivers

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Oct 07

EFY Race-Gems of Hope Team!

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-5
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Oct 08

Care Club – A Book Group for People Living with Chronic Conditions and Caregivers

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Oct 15

Care Club – A Book Group for People Living with Chronic Conditions and Caregivers

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids Iowa

Schedule a "What About Us? Workshop 

What About Us? utilizes structured activities to help children ages 5-12 identify, communicate and cope with their feelings when someone close to them has been diagnosed with cancer.

The program is based on emotional intelligence and uses a strength-based approach to promote better mental health. The aim is to build upon the child’s strengths and enhance his/her ability to cope with the stress related to their loved one’s cancer diagnosis. The 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

What About Us? is a free program that meets for 1/2 day on a Saturday. 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. 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, fill out the form found at https://gemsofhope.com/what-about-us/.

Upcoming Workshops

Fri 21

National Volunteer Day-Open House

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Thu 27

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hope Lodge in Iowa City

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-5
Iowa City IA
Oct 01

Care Club – A Book Group for People Living with Chronic Conditions and Caregivers

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Oct 04

Beading & Card Making @ Beadology in Iowa City

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-5
Iowa City IA
Oct 08

Cedarburg, WI Public Library: Finishing Workshop

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Cedarburg WI