Thank you for considering to volunteer your time and talent to help kids that have been diagnosed with Cancer and their families. We are looking for volunteers (both non-medical and medical) for our programs! We are a volunteer-driven organization, and rely on our amazing volunteers to make our programs possible. In fact, more than 350 dedicated volunteers donate their time and energy, year-after-year, program-after-program!
We are currently recruiting for counselors and medical staff for our 11 camp programs. Non-medical volunteers will serve as counselors for kids with cancer who come to camp to just be kids, and enjoy being together and having fun. Each counselor is typically assigned 3-4 children to care for during the program. We are also looking for Physicians, Nurses, and Advanced Practice Providers to volunteer for our medical staff.
Strong relationships are built and friendships are created! If you are interested, sign up today!
213 W Institute Place, Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60610, US
Through the magic of childhood experiences, we help kids diagnosed with cancer reclaim their lives. Our programs offer participants: diversion from their illness opportunities for success and control friendship and unconditional acceptance from those who understand information, answers and validation reasons to adopt a positive, "fighting" attitude something to look forward to memories that comfort hope for the future
Dr. Edward Baum, a pediatric oncologist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, founded Children's Oncology Services, Inc., in 1978. Dr. Baum recognized that the isolation from school, activities and peers was having negative social and developmental consequences for his patients. With the help of friends and colleagues, Dr. Baum created COSI. The first summer, he and 14 volunteers welcomed 40 children with cancer to a life-changing week of hope, strength and support.
Today, COS continues to be volunteer-driven, relying on more than 350 volunteers (including many former campers), an active Board of Directors and a four-person professional staff to plan and operate a wide portfolio of camping, recreational and educational programs for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer. From the popular two-week Summer Camp, which now serves nearly 300 children, to skiing excursions and education programs, COS is a leader in providing empowering and fun experiences to young people facing cancer