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 run the tables. Volunteers in this position will be informed on Children's Cancer Connection mission, background, and upcoming events.
We provide a monthly support group for our families that have experienced the death of a child from childhood cancer called Comfort Connection. Childcare is provided with family members are meeting. The number of children attending may vary from 1 - 6. Childcare may be needed for other programs throughout the year and this position requires a background check.
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 form 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This position will require a background check.
Each winter time 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 man power as we are required to man the table the entirety of the mall hours for the full three weeks it is open.
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 receiving 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 tear-down, etc.
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