Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer

(Nanny Angel Network (GTA), North York Office, Child Care and Support)

Position ID: V-HVC0214 Last Full Update: 27 Jun 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactAlanna Iammarino, Manager of Volunteer Experience, Nanny Angel Network; Phone: 416-730-0025 ext 6; Email:
DutiesHow 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  
Make a Difference in a child's life, Become a Nanny Angel!  
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.  
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 to apply  
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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!
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Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Child Care ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCounseling & Support - Training will be provided ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Minimum commitment of 6 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; You will be responsible for all of the mother's children.
Minimum Hours4 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; Not Applicable
LocationIn-Home Childcare
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Hamilton ; Milton ; Oakville 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationWill be matched with a family to suit your transportation needs
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsStandard First Aid and CPR-C
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Organization NameNanny Angel Network (GTA), North York Office, Child Care and Support