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 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.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
October 13th, 5:15pm – 7:00pm (Hansen Home or Hope, 2708 Grand)
2-3 volunteers are needed to help with childcare 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, regardless of that child’s current age, years off treatment, or treatment outcome to connect with one another. Volunteers who sign up must pass a background test (waiver signed during your orientation). Click here to sign up!
October 20th, 5:15pm – 7:30pm (Hansen Home or Hope, 2708 Grand)
3 volunteers are needed at the Hansen Home for Hope 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 Hansen Home for Hope to connect with one another. The number of children attending may vary from 1-10. Volunteers who sign up must pass a background test (waiver signed during your orientation). Click here to sign up!
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. Click here to 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.