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2896 - Cancer Support- Child Care Volunteer
Position Address:
In the homes of families who are being assisted by the Network
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon


PLEASE NOTE: This volunteering 'role' is active during COVID-19, because a Nanny Angel is considered 'essential'. See DESCRIPTION, below.Change a life one child at a time, become a Nanny Angel!Imagine a world where every mother with cancer receives the care needed for her children – so she has enough time to care for herself. Now, also imagine a world where every child receives the support they need to cope with their mother’s illness or death. The Nanny Angel Network (NAN) offers rewarding positions for skilled childcare providers who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families. Nanny Angels provide free, specialized in-home relief 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 engaging children in enjoyable, age-appropriate activities to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their mom’s illness or death. By visiting weekly, building trust, and having fun, Nanny Angels help mothers gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported 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
  • MINIMUM 6 MONTH COMMITMENT to ensure support during the duration of a mom’s cancer treatment and recovery
  • Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family
  • Volunteers are matched with families based on compatibility and location within the Greater Toronto Area (including Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)

Kindly note: This 'role' is not that of a babysitter, housekeeper, or personal assistant – a Nanny Angel’s primary focus is engaging and supporting the children.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Volunteers undergo training on COVID- 19 policies and procedures that are followed at every visit. Every volunteer is provided with masks and any other 'PPE' required, plus a clean NAN uniform. Prior to each shift, volunteers are required to go over Health and safety questionnaire with their family.  If answer to any of the questions is a YES, visits are suspended immediately, and volunteers are asked to contact NAN and individual is asked to contact their primary care provider or telehealth for further direction on clinical assessment.  

APPLICATIONS for this 'role' will close June 30, 2022. PLEASE CLICK the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to gain immediate online access to the Nanny Angel volunteering webpage and APPLICATION PROCESS. If you do not have a volunteer 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, create one (incl. upload of your resume into your 'profile'), and after that you'll be able to use the 'Apply Now!' feature! If you have questions about this volunteering opportunity, see How to Contact (below). Don't delay. Do it, TODAY!



Do what you love while making a real difference to a family. Not only will you get the satisfaction of helping people and making life better to kids who need you, you'll spend your volunteering engagement as a Nanny Angel, building skills that will serve you throughout your career. If you're a student, it's a chance to get placement and volunteer hours in a meaningful, fulfilling setting.


  • This 'role' is appropriate for individuals with ONE (1) YEAR of recent (within three years) paid or volunteer experience with children, including but not limited to: Teaching; Social Work; Nursing; Child Life Specialist; Early Childhood Education; Daycare associate; Classroom assistant; Sports, music, theatre, or art instructor; Camp Counsellor; Retired professionals with related experience; Professional Nanny
  • You should have solid oral/written English communication skills (fluency in other languages is always welcome)
  • Be physically able to care for children, including standing, lifting, bending, and kneeling as required
  • Must be able to engage children and adapt engagement approach based on age and ability
  • Experience supporting children requiring special learning accommodations is a definite asset
  • Nanny Angel must be able to obtain a valid Police Vulnerable Sector Screening clearance and current First Aid/CPR-Level C certification (can be arranged with assistance by the Network) and provide proof of full vaccination

SCREENING will be 'virtual' (tel/email/online interviews), unless otherwise advised. After submitting your application, please monitor your email (incl. your 'Junk/Spam' folders) and leave space on your voicemail for communications from the Network. Thank you.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Medium Term (4 - 6 months) commitment starting 2022-06-01
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE, with the requirement that a Nanny Angel volunteer FOUR (4) Hours per week over a 6 MONTH PERIOD, weekly schedule to be arranged.


Orientation & Training will be provided in a 'virtual' setting, unless otherwise advised.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Counselling & Mental Health, Healthcare, Music/Theatre, Parent & Child Support, Youth Mentorship
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Apply before: 2022-06-30

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