Childcare Volunteer

(Nanny Angel Network)

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Position ID: V-OSH1389 Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 Last Full Update: 01 Sep 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactAkash Dhillon, Recruitment Specialist, Nanny Angel Network; Phone: 416-730-0025 ext 7; Email:
DutiesProvide free, specialized in-home relief childcare support for mothers with cancer, for those requiring palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period * 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 * weekly visits, 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  
Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children * four hours of childcare service per week to the same family with a minimum of six-month commitment. 
Volunteers are matched with families based on compatibility and location within the Greater Toronto Area 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.  
COVID-19 considerations: Personal Protective equipment, sanitizer and sanitizing wipes provided. All volunteers are required to wear a mask at all times, observe social distancing and go through a screening questionnaire prior to their volunteering shift. To learn more about our Covid-19 policies, please visit our website at
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BenefitsGives mothers and families peace of mind during a time of upheaval * receive specialized training in coping strategies and tools, children’s grief and bereavement and receive the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist.
ClientsNanny Angels provide free, specialized in-home relief childcare for mothers with cancer
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Child Care ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Parenting / Foster Care Support ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceFriendly & Outgoing ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Individuals with one year of recent (within three years) paid or volunteer experience with children
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
timings are flexible
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsGreater Toronto Area 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsIndividuals with one year of recent (within three years) paid or volunteer experience with children including but not limited to:  
Teaching, Social Work, Nursing, Child Life Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Daycare associate, Classroom assistant, Sports, music, theatre, or art instructor, Camp Counsellor, Retired professionals with related experience or Professional Nanny * 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 * be willing to obtain First Aid/CPR-Level C and a vulnerable sector police clearance.  
Visit the Getting Started page on our website to complete your application and begin the recruitment process:
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Organization NameNanny Angel Network
Office Phone416-730-0025
Address & Map
1000 Sheppard Ave W, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M3H 2T6
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