Camp Heart Connection
Each summer, Children’s Cancer Connection hosts two camps, Oncology Camp 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. Volunteer opportunities may include helping campers get checked-in, assisting campers with tie-dyeing, or running carnival games for families. Volunteers should have transportation to and from the YMCA Camp in Boone for this position. This position will require a background check.
If you are interested in volunteering for the entire week, including overnight, as a staff member or counselor CLICK HERE for more information.
Children's Cancer Connection Information Tables
Children’s Cancer Connection is often asked to have a table at different events throughout the year. We 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’s mission, background, and upcoming events.
Day Camps happen in July at the Hansen Home for Hope in Des Moines, IA. 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.
Office volunteers support Children’s Cancer Connection by assisting with projects in the office. These projects are ever changing, but may 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 frontline of what people see from us, so we ask that office 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 car shows! Typical responsibilities for our special events vary by event, but could include selling apparel, registering guests, assisting with set-up and teardown, etc.
Make Fleece Tie Blankets
Don’t have time to volunteer at any of our programs or events? Here is an easy and fun way to help. We give each camper a fleece tie blanket at our Oncology and Sibling camps (that's nearly 500 blankets). This is a great project for individuals or for groups. Here are some simple instructions on how to make a tie blanket.