**Due to high interest in our Clinical Care Volunteer program, we have extremely limited capacity to on-board new volunteers at this point in time. Because of this, we can only accommodate a certain number of people at our orientation sessions that we offer and are on wait list. We truly appreciate your interest to volunteer and invite you to participate in other opportunities through our organization.
Pediatric Specialty Hospital: a 30-bed acute care hospital, utilizes trained volunteers to assist staff in caring for children age birth to 21. Volunteer duties may include “baby holding,” rocking an infant when their family is unable to be present, reading to a young child, assisting in arts and craft projects, therapeutic play or assisting in the completion of homework. Volunteer applicants must be willing to provide attention to children with disabilities and other special needs. Experience with children or in the education or medical fields is beneficial. Must be willing to volunteer between the hours of 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, Monday through Sunday.
Child’s Way: a day care for medically-fragile children, serves children age birth to 21. Volunteer duties may include helping staff with monitoring children, “baby holding”, supervision on playground, assisting with arts and crafts, storytime and circle time. Volunteer applicants must be willing to provide attention to children with disabilities and other special needs. Experience with children or in the education or medical fields is beneficial. Must be willing to volunteer between the hours of 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Eligibility Requirements for Patient Care Volunteers:
- Attend a Volunteer Orientation session at The Children’s Home
- Must be able to comprehend concepts of confidentiality, infection control, and the materials taught at Orientation
- Must complete ALL application materials, attend orientation and demonstrate understanding of the training materials
- Volunteers who will be interacting with children must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be able to make at least a one-year commitment to volunteering a minimum of 4 hours per month
- Must obtain Act 33, 34, and FBI Clearances
- Must have a current TB test with negative results
- Must have two written references provided directly to the Volunteer Coordinator
- Must be capable of physically interacting with an infant or child for a minimum of 1 hour
- Must make appropriate judgments of the patient’s appearance and behavior based on visual and auditory “cues” learned in volunteer orientation and training
- Possess good health and be free of infection or recent exposure to a communicable disease
- Ultimate approval to become a volunteer is left to the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator and/or the Program Director