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.
A monthly Volunteer Orientation will be implemented and be held the first Tuesday of every month. There will be an orientation in the morning, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and an orientation in the evening, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 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 Volunteer Opportunities:
Camp Heart Connection Staff Volunteer
Camp Heart Connection is a summer camp program free for children affected by cancer as well as their siblings. Campers are children living, treated, or diagnosed in the state of Iowa. One week for the child affected by cancer and one week for the sibling of the oncology patient, allows them to spend time with kids who have experienced the same type of journey. Oncology Camp volunteers will need to be available June 7th – June 14th and Sibling Camp volunteers need to be available August 9th – 16th.
Click here to fill out an application. You will need to create an account and login to apply.
Camping the Night Away
Thursday, February 27th Volunteers are needed to help set up for the event, assistance during the silent and live auction, tasks throughout the evening and breaking down the event. Camping the Night Away is a casual, camp themed evening and proceeds of Camping the Night Away benefit the programs and services provided to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit here!
If you are interested in volunteering for Camping the Night Away, please contact Emily Fish. Emily@ChildrensCancerConnection.org
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.