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

Jun 15

Gems of Hope Volleyball Tournament

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA
Jun 30

Garden Walk

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Jul 20

Upcoming Workshops

Tue 21

Beading & Card Making @ Benchmark Inc., Conference Room

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA
Thu 23

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hope Lodge in Iowa City

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Iowa City IA
Jun 10

Cedarburg, WI Public Library: Finishing Workshop

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Cedarburg WI
Jun 11

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Helen G. Nassif CCC

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA
Jun 18

Beading & Card Making @ Benchmark Inc., Conference Room

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Cedar Rapids IA