THIS IS AN EXCITING, HIGH-IMPACT, WORK-FROM-HOME OPPORTUNITY!
Volunteers (Nanny Angels) provide free virtual specialized childcare support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period. Nanny Angels lessen the impact of cancer on families, by virtually (over the phone or through video conference) engaging children in enjoyable, age-appropriate activities to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing as a result of their mom's illness or death. Through weekly interactions, building trust and having fun, Nanny Angels help mothers gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest and take better care of themselves, knowing their children are cared for and meaningfully engaged by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.
Nanny Angels receive specialized training in children's grief and bereavement and receive the support of NAN's Child Life Specialist.
How you can help:
+ Provide fun, educational, creative and safe experiences for the children
+ 6 MONTHS minimum commitment to ensure support during the duration of a mom's cancer treatment and recovery
30 minutes to 1 hour of consistent childcare virtual support per week to the family you're 'matched' to
Volunteers are matched with families based on compatibility and location within the Greater Toronto Area.
Nanny Angels create a unique experience that is both supportive and engaging to children living with mothers facing cancer
Join our team today! https://nanapply.com/
PRINCIPAL QUALIFICATION: 1 year of recent professional or volunteer childcare experience. This includes the roles listed below:
- Professional Nannies
- Teachers, Social Workers, Paediatric Nurses, and Child Life Specialists
- Early Childhood Educators
- Students currently enrolled in professional programs related to the roles stated above
- Camp Counselors or Neighbourhood Babysitters with cumulative experience
Minimum age - 18
Vulnerable Sector police clearance required
Current CPR AND First Aid training (can be arranged through NAN)
There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Nanny Angel!
Job Type: Volunteer