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Cancer Support - VIRTUAL Childcare Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Cancer Support - VIRTUAL Childcare Volunteer
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Organization Name: Nanny Angel Network (NAN)
Organization Contact: Heather Johnson
416-730-0025 ex. 7
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Homework and Activity Angels lessen the impact of cancer on families, by engaging children in homework-aid and/or age-appropriate activities to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their mom’s illness or death.
Type of Organization: Child and Family Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Homework and Activity Angels provide virtual 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.

By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our 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.

Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.
Sample Tasks: Assisting a child under the age of 16 with homework over video chat; creating arts and crafts with a child over video chat (supplies will be provided)
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
  • Other
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring
  • Volunteer from Home
Skills / Experience: Qualifications

Must be able willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check

Must be able to engage children and adapt engagement approach based on age and ability.

Experience supporting children requiring special learning accommodations (an asset).

Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

There’s a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!
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