Volunteer with kids and make a difference in the lives of families living with cancer
Nanny Angels are the heartbeat of NAN! We couldn’t exist without the generous gift of time you give to our NAN families each week.
Being a Nanny Angel is not babysitting. Our dedicated volunteers are specially trained to support children 16 and under as they cope with a parent’s illness or death. We believe that no child should ever have to go through this struggle alone. Our Nanny Angels are equipped to give children the tools they need to handle their fear, anxiety or grief.
Don’t worry! You’re never alone. Our Certified Child Life Specialist, a registered pediatric health care professional, will be there during your first visit with the family to help you move into this new role. She is always available to help guide you through difficult situations or conversations and gives tips to help answer a child’s tough questions.
Our free online Nanny Angel supply store is stocked full of games and activities selected specifically to help you build a stronger relationship with your NAN kids. A selection of Coping Kits designed and tested by our Certified Child Life Specialist are there for you and your NAN kids to learn the skills that will help them to become stronger and more resilient adults.
A cancer journey is a minimum of one year from cancer diagnosis through recovery. In an effort to provide consistency for the children, we require a minimum commitment of six months– it’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children.
As a Nanny Angel, you’ll provide four hours a week of free in-home care to lessen the impact of cancer on the family, offer peace of mind and give the children comfort and support when they need it most.
Our volunteers always tell us that being a Nanny Angel is the most meaningful experience they’ve ever had. By supporting a family through a health crisis and making a difference in the life of a child you are building the relationships of a lifetime.