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 during a different Thursday 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 and  available encouraged for anyone who is seeking all other 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. The next volunteer orientation will be held on Thursday, September 29th.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Gold Gala- Des Moines (6 volunteers needed)

Click here to volunteer on Saturday, September 24th

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 24, 2016 for two shifts (or one large shift) at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Johnston, Iowa. Volunteers are needed to help set up silent auction items, laying out programs, and putting out table center pieces from 12:00pm-2:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm

Comfort Connection- Des Moines (6 volunteers needed)

Click here to volunteer on Tuesday, Oct. 11th or Nov. 8th.

3 volunteers are needed at the CCC house 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 1-10 from 5:15-7:00pm.
Volunteers who sign up must pass a background test (waiver signed during your orientation).

IMT Des Moines Marathon- Team CCC (15 volunteers needed)

Click here to volunteer on Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16th

In place of Flapjack 5K, we are excited to announce a new and even BIGGER opportunity- Team CCC through the IMT Des Moines Marathon on October 16th! This will have the same elements of the 5K on a larger scale; same flapjacks, different location! We are looking for participants in ALL races (5K, 5 mile, relay, half, and full) as well as volunteers at the Expo, Chris Cakes stand, and our official Team CCC cheering section. For information on how to run, contact Sarah Hanson at Sarah@childrenscancerconnection.org

Holiday Gift Wrap- Des Moines (30 volunteers needed)

Click here to sign up between December 1st and December 24th

Come out and help Children’s Cancer Connection wrap presents for the holiday season. All proceeds go to our programs. 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. Opening or closing hours may change slightly once Valley West Mall releases their official extended hours closer to the holidays.



Fore more information about volunteering in Des Moines and the metro area, please contact Sarah Hanson at 515-243-6239 ext. 1105 or Sarah@ChildrensCancerConnection.org.

For more information about volunteering in Eastern Iowa, please contact Kayla Toale by phone at (515) 243-6239 ext. 1117 or email Kayla@childrenscancerconnection.org.