Each month we welcome new, and enthusiastic volunteers for our many opportunities.  

Getting Started

Fill out our Volunteer Application and return to:
Gilda's Club Madison
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
7907 UW Health Court
Middleton, WI  53562

or email to debby@gildasclubmadison.org

Attend a Gilda’s 101 Volunteer Training session to learn the basics of our program and the benefits to being involved with Gilda’s Club Madison. Gilda's 101 sessions take place the 2nd Monday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Please call or email to let us know you are coming. 

Program Team Volunteer Positions

Presenter of Lectures and Workshops

Goal: Lectures and Workshops offer Gilda’s Club members activities for acquiring new skills, tools, information and techniques to learn how to live with cancer.

Objective: Members build community or emotional and social support by sharing a variety of activities over time and in the same place.  Exposure to a wide variety of information that is pertinent to one’s own experience enhances a sense of control and well being.

Responsibilities: Presenters work with staff in formatting their presentation and descriptions for the Gilda’s Club Calendar.  All lectures and workshops take place at the Clubhouse and cover a wide range of topics of interest to our members.  Lectures and workshops should be interactive, informative, and of general interest.

Qualifications: Recognized experts in a variety of fields with good interpersonal skills and warmth.  No individual medical or spiritual advice is given, nor is the solicitation of clients or patients allowed.  Members may not apply for this position.

Training/Supervision: Volunteers will be briefed in the Gilda’s Club philosophy and can attend volunteer supervision sessions. Some will be asked to attend a Gilda’s 101.

Evaluation: Evaluation forms are given to members, feedback is provided to the presenter.

Commitment: As schedule allows and as Gilda’s Club members request specific topics of interest.

Noogieland Team Member / Child Care Assistant

Goal: Provide supervised play at the instruction of the group facilitator for children in Noogieland, Kid’s Talk, or Teen Time.

Objective: To provide a warm, supportive play environment that fills important psychosocial needs and reduces children’s fears by making the appearance of cancer a part of ordinary life.

Responsibilities: Provide interactive play and supervision to children, under the guidelines of the Gilda’s Club model; meet with parents of children upon request of Gilda’s Club staff. And attend Family Focus with family members upon request of Gilda’s Club staff.

Qualifications: Caring, warm, loving individuals that enjoy working with children.  Must attend an additional volunteer training session and pass background check.  Members may not apply for this position.

Training/Supervision: Must attend Gilda’s 101 Volunteer Training, in addition volunteer to be trained by Gilda’s Club staff and attend volunteer supervision sessions with facilitators &/or staff.

Evaluation: Informal feedback; one-on-one consultation.

Commitment: Attend Gilda’s 101 Volunteer Training and an additional training session.  Commit to volunteer as schedule allows; some consistency in Noogieland, Kid’s Talk, or Teen Time is recommended.

Noogiefest Team Member

Goal: To organize an annual Noogieland Halloween party for the entire Gilda’s Club community. Noogiefest also is used to create community awareness about Gilda’s Club.

Objective: To provide all members, and their families an opportunity to socialize and have fun.

Responsibilities: To help plan, promote and carryout the greatest Halloween party in the community by soliciting in-kind donations for food, costumes and party give-aways.  May also assist with other parties throughout the year.

Qualifications: Caring, warm individuals that have an interest in planning and carrying out children’s parties and events. Pass background check.  Members may apply for this position.

Training/Supervision: Gilda’s 101 Volunteer Training session required, and volunteer supervision sessions recommended.

Evaluation: Informal feedback; one-on-one consultation.

Commitment: Attend volunteer committee planning meetings as scheduled and attend Noogiefest if possible.

Social Events / Potluck Dinners Team Member

Goal: To provide a place for members to gather with other people who are going through a similar experience, and have fun.  We intend to build community and belonging for the members of Gilda’s Club.

Objective: To help plan and carry out social events at the Clubhouse, which include group night dinners, potluck dinners and other activities.

Responsibilities: Solicit, buy and pick-up food and decorations for Clubhouse dinners & social gatherings.  Plan and/or secure entertainment for potluck dinners. Also responsible for preparing the Clubhouse, assisting during the event and cleaning-up after the event.

Qualifications: Anyone interested in planning and hosting social events. Pass background check. Members may apply for this position.

Training/Supervision: Gilda’s 101 Volunteer Training and volunteer supervision sessions are recommended, but not required. Program Manager oversees Team.

Evaluation: Informal feedback; one-on-one consultation.

Commitment: Commitment to host/plan meals, social events and potluck dinners for a period of 6 months.

Social Activity Team Captain

Plan engaging and fun social activities and potlucks monthly with members of the social activity team.

Coordinate with Program Manager needs for event.  
Plan adequate and appropriate volunteer staffing.     
May coordinate with other Team Captains for events.

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Gilda Radner - the inspiration for Gilda's Club"To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community."

 

Services and membership are free. Our club is 100% sustained by donations. 

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