As of Governor Gavin Newsom's Announcement to increase restrictions, we will only have our holiday gift wrap pop open this weekend 12/5 & 12/6. On Monday 12/7 we will have to close. Thank you for your interest and hopefully we can work together next year, Thank you!!!
Since UCAAN was started in 2009, we've always loved the holiday season and wrapping gifts for those in our community. It's always been a fun, uplifting experience and we're looking for more fabulous gift wrapping elves to connect with this season!
I started UCAAN in 2009 after my own personal battle with rare terminal cancer twice. I have since dedicated my life to this cause to help focus on cancer patients as opposed to research. The vital needs of cancer patients, the resources, the information they never get anywhere else. We focus on bridging that gap! To date, UCAAN has impacted the lives of 10,000 Cancer Patients Nationwide in 10 years. We hope that if you volunteer with us this holiday season that you may consider donating your time throughout the year, if not we understand. :)
We normally would be at The Oaks offering our Holiday Gift Wrapping services, but due to the Pandemic, we are embracing a Pop-Up Location down the street from The Oaks Shopping Center. We will be open Friday - Sunday the first 2 weeks and then Friday thru Thursday the 3rd week.
For this event location, We prefer volunteers who know how to wrap, as we will be limited on time for training :)
We cannot accommodate Larger groups at this time, only smaller ones in shifts.
We love groups, especially community and corporate groups! Boy scouts, girl scouts, Local businesses like Farmers Insurance and Healthnet have participated. If you do have a group, when the event volunteer website link is up, we ask that you click as many spots as you have volunteers and then email us a list of the volunteer names per shift to firstname.lastname@example.org (We will explain further once you contact us with interest)
Shifts are 3hours of more, generally, if you're only able to volunteer for 2 hours, when we have the event link volunteer site up, please include a comment saying "Only available 2pm-4pm", so we can make sure to get other volunteers to fill the needed spots.
We love when children want to help, but ask parents if your child is under 15, we ask that at least one parent attends with them. Volunteers over 16 do not need to bring a parent.
We think it's great when families come to volunteer and we embrace it. Please join us this holiday season. The youngest kids we've had helping were 5, yes we can even assign volunteer activities to 5 year olds!)
We have all volunteers put their phones away, this way we're not distracted and can focus on the job at hand. We do have busy work projects for when it's slow. :) Like making wrapping paper bows and will probably be making plenty for our patrons.
Volunteers that volunteer more hours are encouraged to bring a snack or even lunch, also please bring a water.
We do enjoy having students who need to complete community service hours for school. Please note: We do not have a form to submit to your school, please be prepared with your form when you volunteer. Also, we ask that you wait till the end of your shift to get it signed. Please don't rush us, as many times we have a lot going on at once. But your form will be signed! :)
We do occasionally get people who need to volunteer for court ordered community service, However, this year we are unable to accommodate court ordered volunteers, but maybe next year.
We ask that ALL volunteers respect the way we do things at the gift wrap store, we've been doing this for a long time and the processes we have are for a reason. Please do not overstep the rules and policies. This is for your safety and the safety of our patrons that use our store.
Here's the best place tor you to check out the shifts and sign up, if you have questions, place let me know!!! Please COPY and PASTE the link below into your browser.
If you are unable to make your shift please: 1) Contact us and let us know 805-479-1032, 2) Go to the website where you scheduled your shift and remove it, this way others can sign up for the shift.
The exact location is a long time friend and supporter of UCAAN, please respect Laurie, the Supervising Volunteer for UCAAN. You will be wrapping out of her garage and please follow all social distancing rules. Her home is the 2nd 2 story home on the right, address is already provided. Please DO NOT JUST SHOW UP without signing up!
About UCAAN- United Cancer Advocacy Action Network
PO Box 2659, Moorpark, CA 93021, US
Finding Solutions for Cancer Patients in need and their families through education, support, financial assistance (in the Tri-County Area - Ventura, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles County), gifts of hope & inspiration and customized resources nationwide.
UCAAN is a 501c3 Organization
"While all of the other organizations are raising money for research, who is helping the patients? The reality is that while research has progressed and we have discovered treatments to prolong a cancer patients life, survivors are living longer lives with a worsened quality of life. There are more side effects that are making a cancer patients’ quality of life even more difficult. These side effects include but are not limited to brain damage, memory problems, infertility, degenerative disc disease, deterioration of teeth & jaw bones, congestive heart failure, and post traumatic stress disorder! "
Patients Need Help NOW!
This is United Cancer Advocacy Action Network’s Long Term Goal! To provide financial assistance to help survivors live a better quality of life - through chiropractic care, dental care, healthy eating/healthy living aid, gym memberships and more!
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Sat Dec 05, 2020 - Sun Dec 06, 2020
12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
1586 Glenbrook LaneVentu Park & Hillcrest DriveThousand Oaks, CA91320
November 18, 2020
Must be at least 5
Shifts are 3+hours. We can accommodate those needing more or no less than 2 hours. We can accommodate groups, but for larger groups, we would need them to split up in smaller groups generally every 2 , 3 or 4 hour shift.