Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer

(Nanny Angel Network)

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Position ID: V-CWD0096 Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 Last Full Update: 22 Jul 2022
Opportunity Details
CommentsLooking for Volunteers in Simcoe region, but especially in Barrie and Collingwood.
ContactAlanna Lammarino, Manager of Volunteer Experience, Nanny Angel Network; Phone: 416-730-0025 ext 6; Email:
DutiesHow can you help?  
Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.  
Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’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!  
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 parents 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 parent’s illness or death.  
By visiting weekly, building trust, and having fun, Nanny Angels help parents 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:  
Please apply by visiting  
Select: “BE A NANNY ANGEL”  
Create a MY IMPACT ACCOUNT to complete the application  
There’s a family in your community waiting for their very own Nanny Angel!
More Info
ClientsFamilies with a parental cancer diagnosis
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestChild Care ; Health Care ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; First Aid - Emergency First Aid with CPR-C required ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Committment of 6 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
LocationSimcoe County
Number of PositionsSimcoe County 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Specialized training by Child Life Specialists provided
TransportationResponsible for own transportation
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsQualifications:  
- 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.
Start DateOn or after 21 Jul 2022
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