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Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Organization Name: Nanny Angel Network (NAN)
Organization Contact: Heather Johnson
416-730-0025 ex. 7
volunteer@nannyangelnetwork.com
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Make a Difference in a child's life, Become a Nanny Angel!

Imagine a world where every mother with cancer receives the care needed for her children – so she has enough time to care for herself. Now, also imagine a world where every child receives the support they need to cope with their mother’s illness or death.

The Nanny Angel Network (NAN) offers rewarding volunteer positions for skilled childcare providers who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

Nanny Angels provide free, specialized in-home relief childcare support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period.

Nanny Angels lessen the impact of cancer on families, by engaging children in enjoyable, age-appropriate activities to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their mom’s illness or death.

By visiting weekly, building trust, and having fun, Nanny Angels help mothers gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

Nanny Angels receive specialized training including children’s grief and bereavement and receive the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.

Kindly note, the role is not that of a babysitter, housekeeper, or personal assistant – a Nanny Angel’s primary focus is engaging and supporting the children.

How you can help?

*Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
*Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a mom’s cancer treatment and recovery.
*Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family

How to apply

1. Please apply by visiting https://nannyangelnetwork.com/apply/
2. Select: _ “BE A NANNY ANGEL- Greater Toronto Area (GTA)”
3. Create a MY IMPACT ACCOUNT to complete the application

Qualifications:

*Individuals with one year of recent (within three years) paid or volunteer experience with children
*Must be willing to get a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening clearance and current First Aid/CPR-Level C
*Must be able to engage children and adapt engagement approach based on age and ability.
*Experience supporting children requiring special learning accommodations (an asset).
*Be physically able to care for children, including standing, lifting, bending, and kneeling as required.
*Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

There’s a family in your community waiting for their very own Nanny Angel!
Type of Organization: Child and Family Service
More Info Link: https://nannyangelnetwork.com/apply/
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
  • Family or Group
  • Business/employer supported group
Duties / Roles / Activities: How you can help

*Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
*Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a mom’s cancer treatment and recovery.
*Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family.

Volunteers are matched with families based on compatibility and location within the Greater Toronto Area and City of Kingston boundaries.


Kindly note, the role is not that of a babysitter, housekeeper, or personal assistant – a Nanny Angel’s primary focus is engaging and supporting the children.
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Orangeville and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): Yes
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Moderate Term (3 months to 1 year)
Training Required:
  • First Aid
  • CPR training
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Monday, July 18, 2022
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring
Skills / Experience: Qualifications:

*Individuals with one year of recent (within three years) paid or volunteer experience with children
*Must be willing to get a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening clearance and current First Aid/CPR-Level C
*Must be able to engage children and adapt engagement approach based on age and ability.
*Experience supporting children requiring special learning accommodations (an asset).
*Be physically able to care for children, including standing, lifting, bending, and kneeling as required.
*Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
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