Getting Started

Getting started as a volunteer at the Nanny Angel Network is a comprehensive process that will take you from the application stage to being fully trained in providing support to families in crisis. Children’s needs during this difficult time are so important, so we take the time to prepare you completely through an exciting and deeply fulfilling training program, including a specialized grief and bereavement seminar with Registered Psychotherapist Andrea Warnick.

Once your application and background check has been processed and your qualifications and references have been confirmed, we will provide you with specialized training in supporting children whose mothers have cancer.

When NAN families request a Nanny Angel volunteer, they are letting a new person into their lives during a very vulnerable time. Our families have confidence in our Nanny Angels knowing that they are fully vetted, screened and trained to handle their unique situation.


Becoming a Nanny Angel

Your Responsibilities

You will provide four hours of specialized childcare per week to the same family, offering safe, creative experiences to children at home and in their community. You will provide regular feedback to the Program Coordinator, log your visits with the family and maintain professionalism in all interactions with clients, other volunteers and the organization.

Qualifications

Qualifications required include:

  • Individuals with one 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, camp counsellor, classroom assistant, sports, music, theatre or art instructor, coach, activity leader or professional nanny)
  • Students in a related program seeking final year placement working with children
  • Retired professionals with related experience
  • Must be a to present a valid vulnerable sector screening clearance and a current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Required Training

Before becoming a Nanny Angel, you will be required to complete our online training program, which includes modules in:

  • The Nanny Angel Network Program for Children
  • Children’s grief and bereavement
  • Talking to children about cancer and family dynamics in the home

We will match you with a family based on compatibility and location.

Benefits

Transportation to and from visits will be reimbursed, a Nanny Angel Network shirt and a light jacket will be provided, and we’ll supply you with all the toys and other resources you’ll need to engage and enrich the children in your care.


Becoming a Homework Angel

Your Responsibilities

You will provide two hours of homework support per week to the same family, assisting encouraging and helping students problem solve through their homework assignments. You will also provide regular feedback to the Program Coordinator and log your visit hours following each session. You are expected to maintain professionalism in all interactions with clients, other volunteers and the organization.

Qualifications

Qualifications required include:

  • Individuals with one 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, camp counsellor, classroom assistant, sports, music, theatre or art instructor, coach, activity leader or professional nanny)
  • Must be able to present a valid vulnerable sector screening clearance
  • Must be able to engage children and adapt to age and special learning requirement
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Required Training

Before becoming a Homework Angel, you will be required to complete our online training program which includes modules in:

  • The Nanny Angel Network Program for Children
  • Children’s grief and bereavement
  • Talking to children about cancer and family dynamics in the home
  • Tips and strategies for homework visits

Benefits

A Nanny Angel t-shirt will be provided to you before your first visit and we would provide you with the resources you will need to engage and enrich the children in your care.


Becoming a Camp Angel (Seasonal Opportunity)

Your Responsibilities

You will provide two hours of camp support per week to the same family, enthusiastically engaging assigned campers with fun camp activities specially designed by our Certified Child Life Specialist. You will provide regular feedback to the Program Coordinator, log your visits with the family and maintain professionalism in all interactions with clients, other volunteers and the organization.

Qualifications

Qualifications required include:

  • Individuals with one 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, camp counsellor, classroom assistant, sports, music, theatre or art instructor, coach, activity leader or professional nanny)
  • Retired professionals with related experience
  • Must be able to present a valid vulnerable sector screening clearance
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Required Training

Before becoming a Camp Angel, you will be required to complete our online training program which includes modules in:

  • The Ronda Green Camp Program for Children
  • Talking to children about cancer and family dynamics in the home
  • Tips and strategies for camp visits

Benefits

A Ronda Green Camp t-shirt will be provided to you before your first visit along and we’ll supply you with other resources you’ll need to engage and enrich the children in your care.


Not sure if you have the appropriate experience? Contact us at volunteer@nannyangelnetwork.com

We welcome individuals with compassion and empathy for children experiencing a parent’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery or death – and a real passion and commitment to supporting Nanny Angel Network’s mission to lessen the impact of cancer on families. Ideal candidates are great communicators, have strong problem-solving skills, are able to remain calm in stressful situations and act quickly in emergencies.

Get Help

You don’t have to do this alone. It’s okay to ask for help – that’s why we’re here.

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Make an Impact

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