Make a Difference: Volunteer with Children’s Cancer Connection

Volunteers accomplish tasks that range from stuffing envelopes in our office, to loading trucks of supplies for Camp, to running an advanced health center complete with chemotherapy at Camp Heart Connection’s Oncology Camp. Some of our volunteers give hundreds of hours each year, and some spend a few hours each December wrapping gifts at our Annual Gift Wrap Booth. Each volunteer plays an important role in our mission of improving the quality of life for families touched by childhood cancer. Children’s Cancer Connection utilizes over 600 volunteers every year who help us provide excellent programs for families touched by childhood cancer at little or no cost.

Interested in volunteering with Children’s Cancer Connection? Attend our Volunteer Orientation to receive more information about upcoming opportunities and ways to get involved.

Volunteer Orientation
A monthly Volunteer Orientation is held the first Thursday of every month. There will be an orientation in the morning, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and an orientation in the evening, 5:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for any volunteer who desires to volunteer their time at the Clinic for Arts and Crafts but available (and encouraged) to anyone who is seeking volunteer opportunities at Children’s Cancer Connection.
You must R.S.V.P. by the Monday before the orientation you wish to attend, by 5:00 p.m. If there are not any R.S.V.P.’s, the orientation will not be held. You can register for the day and time you are going to attend, here.

Current Central Iowa Volunteer Opportunities:

Apparel Sales
Children’s Cancer Connection sells apparel at the atrium in Unity Point Methodist Hospital.
Apparel Sales for 2014 will be held:

  • November 4
  • November 5

Sign up here for apparel sales!


Holiday Card Stuffing

Volunteers are needed to help stuff our 2014 Holiday Cards by Kids Variety Packages. This opportunity is great for medium sized groups (5-10 people) and should only take a few hours depending on how many individuals are available to help. This volunteer opportunity is available anytime Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm until 250 packages of cards are stuffed. To sign up to volunteer, click here!


Gift Wrap

With the fast approaching holiday season, comes Gift Wrap at Valley West Mall supporting Children’s Cancer Connection! This year, our shifts will begin on December 1st and will continue through December 24th.   Hours will follow Valley West Mall Holiday Hours.  Many of our volunteers have made this a holiday tradition with family and friends and we could not appreciate your support more.

Please sign up for Gift Wrap 2014, here!



Please contact Megan Lanik at 515-243-6239 ext. 7 or Megan@ChildrensCancerConnection.org if you have any questions about volunteering with Children’s Cancer Connection.