Volunteer opportunities

Camp Heart Connection

Each summer, Children's Cancer Connection hosts two camps, Oncology and Sibling camp. We look for enthusiastic individuals and groups who are interested in spending a few hours in Boone, Iowa at the YMCA Camp with arts and crafts or in the kitchen. Volunteers should have transportation to and from the YMCA camp in Boone for this position. This will require a background check.

Children's Cancer Connection Information Tables

Children’s Cancer Connection is often asked to have a table at different events throughout the year. We will often have volunteers who are comfortable with talking to people and passionate about what we do when volunteering for our Information Tables. Volunteers in this position will be informed on Children's Cancer Connection mission, background, and upcoming events. 

Day Camp

Day Camps happen in June and July in our Central Iowa location and Eastern Iowa locations. Volunteers will assist with programming and activities with the children. Volunteers are asked to be available the entire week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This position will require a background check.

Gift Wrap

Each wintertime Children's Cancer Connection hosts a gift-wrapping station at Valley West Mall. This is one of our biggest events of the year and takes a lot of manpower as we are required to operate the table the entirety of the mall hours for the full three weeks it is open.

Office Tasks

Office volunteers support Children's Cancer Connection by assisting with projects in the office. These projects are ever-changing. Projects can include: folding letters, stuffing, labeling and sealing envelopes, doing inventory, tagging merchandise, and other special office projects. What comes out of the office is the front line of what people see from us, so we ask that these volunteers are detail oriented.

Special Events Volunteer

Children's Cancer Connection offers its programs to families at little to no cost. To help make this possible, we do several fundraising events throughout the year as well as receive tremendous support from the community in the form of fundraisers. These events range from auction events, to 5ks, to fashion show! Typical responsibilities for our special events volunteers vary by event, but could include: selling apparel, registering guests, assisting with set-up and teardown, etc.

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