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. – 11:30 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.

Click here to fill out a volunteer application form today!

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Gift Wrap
December 1st through 24th 2015 (Valley West Mall)
Come out and support Children’s Cancer Connection by volunteering to wrap presents for the holiday season! All proceeds go to our programs and services to help families affected by childhood cancer. Volunteers 14 – 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. . If you are signing up for a shift, we ask that you stay for the entire shift. If you are signing up a group please make sure that you choose all openings so we don’t have double volunteers for that shift. SIGN UP

Representative: Merry Marketplace
December 5th, 9am until 11am and 11am until 1pm
Children’s Cancer Connection is looking for volunteers to assist with selling our annual Holiday Cards during St. Timothy’s Preschool Merry Marketplace. All proceeds from our Holiday Card sales will go to benefit the families we serve. Volunteers will man this table and serve as a representative of Children’s Cancer Connection for the day. Volunteers should be comfortable answering questions about CCC. SIGN UP

Comfort Connection
December 8th  from 5:15pm until 7pm
2-3 volunteers are needed to help with childcare at the Hansen Home for Hope on Grand Ave. during one of CCC’s monthly support groups, Comfort Connection. Comfort Connection is a place for parents or other adults who have ever cared for a child with cancer to connect with one another. The number of attending children may vary from 1-10. Volunteers who sign up must pass a background test (waiver signed during your orientation). SIGN UP

Kids Night Out, Program Assistance
December 12th, 3:45pm until 8:15pm
Children’s Cancer Connection is in need of volunteers to help with our first Kids Night Out! Kids will be dropped off at the Hansen Home for Hope for a night of games, crafts, pizza and a movie. Volunteers will help with check in/check out and monitoring activities throughout the night. All volunteers must pass a background test prior to arrival. Variable ages of children will be in attendance. SIGN UP

Family Connection
December 15th from 5:15pm until 7:45pm
2-3 volunteers are needed at the CCC Hansen Home for Hope on Grand Ave. to help with childcare during one of our monthly support groups, Family Connection. Family Connection is a time for the whole family to come to the CCC house to connect with one another. The number of children attending may vary from 1-8. Volunteers who sign up must pass a background test (waiver signed during your orientation). SIGN UP

Camping the Night Away
February 25th from 5:15pm – 9:15pm
Camping the Night Away is one of Children’s Cancer Connection’s largest fundraising events of the year with this year’s event taking place at Royal Flooring in Urbandale.  It’s a casual evening of live entertainment, cocktails, delicious food, and silent & live auctions. Volunteers will be needed to help greet attendees, check them in and help as spotters during the live auction! SIGN UP


Please contact Celeste Hillen at 515-243-6239 ext. 1110 or Celeste@ChildrensCancerConnection.org if you have any questions about volunteering with Children’s Cancer Connection.