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Stars in a Jar Volunteer

Organization: Stars in a Jar

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 30

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019


Stars in a Jar connects childhood cancer survivors with children on active cancer treatment. We strive to provide these young warriors with the message of hope, strength, and life after cancer.
We connect childhood cancer survivors with unique jars filled with origami stars. These jars are made by volunteers who re-write messages made by a specific cancer survivor. The messages of hope are recorded on origami stars for a patient to unfold and discover. Each jar by a survivor provides glimpses of their cancer journey.
Our volunteers support us at our Jar Nights, where they help us make our origami stars. We provide the paper, pens, Jars, messages, and snacks to make it a memorable event! Jar nights are usually held on a monthly basis.





Volunteer Opportunity Address
To be determined


Good for people interested in: Writing; Health Care; Arts, Crafts and Photography

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers will get a chance to support kids who are sick by building jars and meet fellow volunteers who are passionate about helping others.

How will the organization benefit?
Your work will benefit us by being able to provide these messages to kids. Each jar takes a lot of effort to make and we need your help to make them.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24; Youth under 16; Groups