Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your community.

We are so happy that you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Gilead to help individuals living with mental health conditions. Share your skills or talents with clients or our administrative team.

Kathy Clark has worked tirelessly for Gilead, and does it with grace and style. She has volunteered on everything from client surveys, spearheading the Quizine Event Committee, writing hundreds of thank you notes, and many, many more essential tasks. Kathy has helped Gilead’s Development Team bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in resources for the individuals we serve. Kathy and her husband Ted became members of Gilead’s Legacy Society in 2012 — a clear statement of their investment in our mission.

Judy D’Andrea is a real go-getter! She offered her teaching services to Gilead in 2013. Her Master’s degree in Special Education, specialization in teaching reading and Orton Gillingham training utilizing multi-sensory instructions and material have been put to great use in our group home. Judy tutors the client in preparation for his GED exam. She is extremely patient going over everything step-by-step, explaining algebra, geometry, biology, chemistry and much more in detail. He says, “It is going very well; I look forward to my tutoring sessions with Judy.”

Lisa Coughlin came to Gilead’s 2010 Quizine for a Cause event and loved it! She turned to her husband Ted and said, “I want to host a dinner at next year’s event.” This is the kind of woman Lisa is, full of passion and commitment. Since this time Lisa has given tirelessly to our agency and she does it with grace and style. Lisa has a smile that inspires the room and the energy of 6 people. With Lisa’s help, Gilead has grown the Quizine Event to one that brings in over $100,000 for the clients living with mental health conditions throughout Middlesex County. Lisa is a member of both the Event Committee and the Live Auction Committee. Gilead hit the jackpot when Lisa became one of our star volunteers.

The compassion Becky shows to our clients is an inspiration for us all. All of us at Gateway noticed how she treats everyone with great kindness, always willing to listen with respect. Her words and action go a long way toward helping our clients; they enjoy her company and feel appreciated. Thank you Becky for being an awesome volunteer!

When not at school, Shelby volunteers her time at Gilead’s finance department.  She helps with filing, storage, cleaning, organizing and anything else that we throw at her – always with a smile on her face.  Thank you Shelby!

Simply put, James Mandile lights up the room every Friday when he comes to volunteer at Gilead. Whether he is asked to write thank you notes to our generous donors, organize road race packages, address and sort envelopes, speak at an event, advocate at the Legislature, or participate on a committee, James always says yes and the yes is a joyous yes. He is someone you always want to include because he makes every task more enjoyable. Jim sets a wonderful example for others and we are so lucky that he wants to spend his time improving the lives of the individuals we serve. Thank you for your volunteer service Jim! We appreciate all that you do for Gilead.

Each day you volunteer at Gilead, you will return home feeling a sense of doing more for others than you can imagine. The time and energy our volunteers contribute enriches the lives of our clients, and is greatly appreciated.

Three Ways to Volunteer

Program Activities
Support Gilead programs with your time, energy and enthusiasm by engaging clients in the following activities.

Support the advocacy team with your writing, communications, and media skills to our campaigns.

Communications and Event Planning
Support the Development Department by lending your communications and event planning skills to our Gilead’s fundraising efforts.

  • Program Activities
  • Outings with Clients
  • Companionship
  • Book Clubs
  • Exercise
  • Play Board or Card Games with Clients
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Organization Dinners
  • Facilities Tasks
  • Driving clients to appointments/shopping
  • Photographing events
  • Bring clients to church
  • Cooking/Baking Lessons
  • Music Lessons
  • Craft Lessons
  • Gardening
  • Fishing
  • Companionship
  • GED Support
  • Tutoring

Interested in volunteering? Contact our Human Resource Assistant at to learn more. You can also complete our Volunteer Application and email it to: We will contact you to find the perfect volunteer spot for you at Gilead.