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Volunteer with Nanny Angel Network Kingston - Part Time / À Temps Partiel

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Nanny Angel Network - Kingston

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Industry Sector: Other / Autre

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Cancer is traumatic for everyone, but it can be especially difficult for moms with young families. Without a strong support network and healthy coping skills, many families find themselves dealing with a lifetime of issues.

That’s where the Nanny Angel Network comes in. Our Nanny Angels are fully vetted, caring and trained volunteers who support the children throughout their parent’s cancer journey. For four hours a week, our Nanny Angels provide support by helping to maintain normal household routines, teaching children coping tools, modelling healthy emotional regulation and giving parents time to practice self-care. Moms are comforted knowing their kids are in safe, caring hands, which helps reduce stress so that they can focus on their own well-being.

Free, specialized childcare for moms with cancer. Helping moms, by supporting her kids.

The Nanny Angel Network is a registered charity and the only organization of its kind in Canada. There are three main goals that drive everything we do:

  1. Provide specialized, Child Life-informed childcare for mothers with cancer to give her the time she needs to take care of herself and reduce existing social support burn-out
  2. Build resiliency in children by teaching life-long coping skills
  3. Provide a sense of normalcy for children during a tumultuous time in their lives.

We support families at any point during the cancer journey. We’re there from the time of diagnosis, during treatment or through palliative care. We continue to support families who need help during the bereavement period for up to a year.

NAN has provided care for over a decade – and we’re backed by 30 years of nanny agency experience.

Help that goes beyond childcare

Talking about cancer with your kids is hard. The Nanny Angel Network Program for Children is specially designed, to help children cope with the fear and anxiety that may come with their mother’s illness. Supervised by our Certified Child Life Specialist our team is here to help answer kids’ questions and give kids the coping skills that will help them become stronger, more resilient adults. Every month each child will engage in a volunteer facilitated coping activity created by our Certified Child Life Specialist. Families also receive psychosocial support from our Certified Child Life Specialist to optimize and enhance their ability to respond to stress.

Job Listing #7634

Volunteer with Nanny Angel Network Kingston • Part Time / À Temps Partiel

Date Posted: 09 Jun 2021

Application Deadline: 31 Dec 2021

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Other / Autre

Hours Per Week: 4

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire 0

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Our Nanny Angels are doing what they love… caring for children

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.

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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 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 able 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.


Please note below, the listed requirements needed for the Nanny Angel Childcare Volunteer position. Applicants who do not meet this requirements will not be considered for the role and advised to apply to other NAN volunteer positions that do not require childcare experience, including NAN Homework Angel and NAN Admin Volunteer.


One year of recent professional childcare experience. This includes the roles listed below:

  • Professional Nannies
  • Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Pediatric Nurses and Child Life Specialists
  • Early Childhood Educators

Students currently enrolled in professional programs stated above

Camp Counselors with cumulative experience

Minimum 18 years of age

Vulnerable Sector police clearance, current CPR and First Aid training (can be arranged through NAN)

Additional Requirements: CPR / First

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