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Camp

Be the volunteer behind the laughter. Our 2024 camp season is open and we are currently looking for camp volunteers for our spring, summer and fall camps. To volunteer for our camp programs, please register through our volunteer database Better Impact.

  1. SunRise Day Camp (ages 3 to 7)
    A day camp in the city with field trips, arts and crafts, and visits from special guests clowns, naturalists, EMS workers and more!
  1. SunMaker and SunHaven Camp (ages 7 to 17)
    A five-day overnight camp at Camp Kindle for children affected by childhood cancer or children who have a parent with cancer. Make new friends and take on new challenges — high ropes, zip line, climbing, rafting, swimming and more!

As you can imagine, there are a variety of volunteer roles for summer camp. Here are just a few:

  1. Camp Nurse
  2. Camp Counsellor
  3. Buddy Counsellor
  4. One-to-One Support (volunteers must have completed first-year nursing or be a health care aid)

For more information on camp volunteer opportunities, please contact Kylie Bradbury or complete our application form.

Tutors

Cancer is rarely over when the treatments stop. Survivors of childhood cancer often face complex, long-term side effects that can impact their ability to learn and perform academically.

We are looking for volunteer tutors to give children disadvantaged by cancer a step up! If you are patient, skilled and have a passion for helping kids learn, we want to hear from you.

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have previous experience teaching or tutoring youth or general experience working with youth (e.g., camps, programs, lessons) combined with thorough knowledge of a key subject area (e.g., math, science, English, social studies).
  • Be able to commit two hours (online or in-person) each week for a full year (with an understanding that vacations/exams will detract from some weeks).

Click here for our complete Tutor Roles and Responsibilities.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our education program coordinator Rachel McInnes or complete the application form.

Events

Every year, we host a variety of events that raise vital funds for the foundation. Volunteer for one or more of Kids Cancer Care’s signature events including the Kids Cancer Care Ride of Courage, Dad and Daughter Gala, Barley & Smoke, or Rock Your Locks.

We are fortunate to have amazing groups and individuals in the community who host fundraisers for Kids Cancer Care such as golf tournaments, stampede parties, festivals, and more. We collaborate with our community partners by providing volunteers for these events. 

Kids and families programs

Are you a people person? Do you enjoy working with kids and/or adults? Our recreational and therapeutic outreach programs, offered all year long, are designed to help kids and their parents escape the demands of cancer while building friendships and resources for the long journey ahead.

Behind the scenes

Event set-up, summer camp prep, and general office duties fall into a behind-the-scenes volunteer role. You can us by making sure we are well-prepared and ready to go with every event and program we offer!

PEER Exercise

PEER is a therapeutic exercise program designed for kids on or off cancer treatment and their siblings. Gain valuable experience working directly with children affected by cancer. Ideal volunteers are students or graduates of kinesiology, physical education, adapted physical literacy, nursing, medicine, or individuals with experience in the fitness/wellness industries.