Registration for day-of-event volunteers will open in February 2019.

Nearly 200 volunteers are needed for Discovery Ball. Volunteer participation is crucial to the success of this event, so please make the necessary arrangements to honor your commitment once assigned to a position. Positions are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Additional volunteers will be placed on a wait-list in case of cancellations and positions will be filled as needed. Complimentary parking, evening meals, and training will be provided for volunteers.


Volunteer attire for all positions (except Set-Up Volunteers) is formal. This is defined as:

  • Men: Tuxedo OR black, dark navy or dark grey suit with tie

  • Women: Floor-length ball gown OR conservative cocktail dress in any color


Please note that all volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.


Discovery Ball Office

American Cancer Society, Inc.
225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL  60601
Tel: 312-279-7213

Event Contacts

Britt Johnson
Tel: 312-279-7214
Fax: 312-279-7225

Meghan Gauen
Tel: 312-279-7365
Fax: 312-279-7225