Cancer Support - VIRTUAL Childcare Volunteer

(Nanny Angel Network)

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Position ID: V-OSH0306 Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 Last Full Update: 23 Jun 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactAlanna Iammarino, Manager of Volunteer Experience, Nanny Angel Network; Phone: 416-730-0025 ext 6; Email:
DutiesHomework 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * two (2) hours of childcare service per week to the same family.
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BenefitsOur Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Child Care ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Health Care ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; First Aid ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Minimum commitment 6 months
Interaction LevelVirtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours2 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Applicable
Number of PositionsGreater Toronto Area 
160 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsMust 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. 
How to apply:  
1. Please apply by visiting  
2. Select: "BE A HOMEWORK ANGEL-Greater Toronto Area (GTA)" OR b. "BE AN ACTIVITY ANGEL- Greater Toronto Area (GTA)"  
3. Create a MY IMPACT ACCOUNT and complete the application
Agency Details
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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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