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Virtual Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Virtual Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer
Date Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Organization Name: Nankind
Organization Contact: Alanna Iammarino
416-730-0025 ex. 6
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: “My attempts to make a positive difference in the lives of mothers and their families, during these difficult times, are intended as a gift to them, but the reality is that I get back as much as I give.”

Nankind Volunteer
Type of Organization: Child and Family Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Imagine a world where every family with cancer receives the care needed for their children – so they have enough time to care for themselves. Now, also imagine a world where every child receives the support they need to cope with their parent’s illness or death.

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

Virtual Angels provide supportive cancer care, by engaging children every week in homework-aid, educational and emotional support (Homework Club) OR age-appropriate 8 activities that being delivered for free monthly to the volunteers and families (Fun In A Box) to help the children navigate the changes that come with a cancer diagnosis and healthily address their emotions.

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

Make a Difference in a child's life, Become a Volunteer Angel!

How can you help?
- Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
- 2 hours of childcare virtual service per week to the same family.
- Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.

How to apply
- Please apply by visiting
- Select: "BE A HOMEWORK ANGEL OR "BE AN ACTIVITY ANGEL and review the requirements.
- Create an MY IMPACT ACCOUNT and complete the application.  

Our service areas are The Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Kingston, and Barrie.
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
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:
  • Other
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Areas of Interest:
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring
  • Arts / Creative Activities / Design
  • Volunteer from Home
Skills / Experience:
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