Volunteer

Volunteering for Kids Cancer Alliance can be a life-changing experience. Read what some of our volunteers have said about giving their time to KCA:

"Kids Cancer Alliance is a powerful source of meaningful friendships. It's a place full of love and caring."
-Greg Wells, volunteer for 17years

"The kids and volunteers from KCA always develop amazing, loving, bonds that are hard to explain to anyone who isn't involved."

"I love getting to know the children and having the opportunity to truly make a difference in their life. I feel so privileged to be a part of the Kids Cancer Alliance family."

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities year around. Below are requirements for each of our programs. For more information, please contact us.

Wine, Women & Shoes Lexington

Wine, Women & Shoes Lexington is a fabulous event to support Kids Cancer Alliance. The event will take place on April 28th at The Carrick House in Lexington. We need enthusiastic volunteers for both a setup shift (noon-3pm) and for the event itself (5:30pm-10:30pm must be at least 21). Come help us make this event a success!

Wine, Women & Shoes Setup Shift 12pm-3pm

Wine, Women & Shoes Event Shift 5:30pm - 10:30pm (must be 21 or older)

In-Hospital Programs

We currently have two in-hospital programs: "Meals and More" and "Camp-In's" that we offer at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY and at Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington, KY. We also facilitate the Flashes of Hope program for the Kentucky area. In order to volunteer for these programs, you must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check.

Norton Children's Hospital (formerly Kosair): Louisville, KY 

May 3rd: Meals & More (4:30pm - 7pm)

June 7th: Meals & More (4:30pm - 7pm)

June 13th: Camp-In (10am - 1pm)


Kentucky Children's Hospital: Lexington, KY


April 18th: Flashes of Hope (10am - 1pm)

May 17th: Flashes of Hope (11am - 2pm)

May 22nd: Meals & More (4pm - 6pm)




DanceBlue Pediatric Oncology Clinic: Lexington, KY

April 26th: Camp-In (10am - 1pm)


Indian Summer Oncology Camp

Indian Summer Oncology Camp (ages 6-12): June 11-17th (applications will begin in Spring 2017)

Indian Summer Oncology Camp (ages 13-18): July 16-22nd (applications will begin in Spring 2017)

Staff Applications for any above camps

- Volunteering for our summer camp for children with cancer is a full, week-long commitment, including a full day of mandatory training.
- You must be 21 years old to volunteer (unless you are a previous camper)
- You must have references, complete an application, and pass a background check.


Indian Summer Sibling Camp

Indian Summer Sibling Camp (ages 6-16): June 25-July 1st (applications will begin in Spring 2017)

Staff Applications for any above camps

- Volunteering for our camp for brothers and sisters of children with cancer is a 6-day commitment, including a mandatory training day.
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer.
- You must have references, complete an application, and pass a background check.

Administrative Opportunities

We are always in need of help around the office. If general office work and helping to prepare for upcoming programs interests you, this is your chance to help a great organization. Open to all ages.


Committees

We have a variety of volunteer committees. Please see the listing below and contact us to get involved!

Kids Cancer Alliance

COMMITTEES:

  • Concert for the Cause Executive Committee: Meets once a month January-September for 1-2 hours. Help with annual event fundraising, sponsorships, and ticket/table sales. (Louisville based)
  • Concert for the Cause Auction Committee: Meets once a month February-August for 1-2 hours. Help with the annual event silent and live auctions. (Louisville based)
  • Wine, Women & Shoes Committee: Be a part of this new, exciting fundraising event in Lexington and help plan a fashion show, auction, sponsorships and much more. (Lexington Based)

If you are interested in learning more about or getting involved in any of these committees, please contact info@kidscanceralliance.org or call us at (502)365-1538.