Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Are you interested in volunteering for a significant cause? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families? If so, consider volunteering for Gems of Hope Inc.!

Gems of Hope is a nonprofit organization that offers gifts of hope like hand-made jewelry and inspirational cards to cancer patients in the community. The organization also provides additional support to individuals affected by cancer with informative and interactive programs such as the Pages for Hope library, What About Us program, and a Youth Advisory Board Meeting.

Since 2005, Gems of Hope has been able to support and inspire cancer patients with the immense help of volunteers. On Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3, Gems of Hope will be hosting an open house to discuss the various volunteer opportunities with all members of the community.

Volunteer opportunities include

  • Helping at crafts-making workshops
  • Creating hand-made gifts
  • Serving on subcommittees for the board of directors
  • Assisting with office duties, special projects, events

Join Gems of Hope on Tuesday, May 2 at the Coralville Public Library in Meeting Room A anytime between 4 and 8 p.m. and Wednesday, May 3, at the Iowa City Senior Center in the Main Lobby anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information about Gems of Hope, the open house, or the volunteer opportunities, contact Norah Hammond at nhammond@gemsofhope.com or visit www.gemsofhope.com.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Katherine Vega in advance at katherine-vega@uiowa.edu or 773-559-3287.

Event Location: 
Iowa City Senior Center
Main Lobby
28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Katherine Vega