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: Cancer Support - VIRTUAL Childcare Volunteer

Contact Alanna Iammarino, Manager of Volunteer Experience, Nanny Angel Network; Phone: 416-730-0025 ext 6; Email:
Duties 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 * 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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Benefits Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (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 Interest Child & Family Services ; Child Care ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Health Care ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; First Aid ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Minimum commitment 6 months
Interaction Level Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Not Applicable
Number of Positions Greater Toronto Area 
160 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Transportation Remote
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements 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. 
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: Nanny Angel Network

Office Phone 416-730-0025
Fax 416-730-8963
Address & Map
1000 Sheppard Ave W, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M3H 2T6
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