Welcome children to the Sibling Center and engage them in age-appropriate activities. Activities might include talking, listening, reading, art, games, and comforting/rocking. Volunteers may also assist by organizing materials, stocking supplies for activities, and cleaning up after activities.
Impact and Outcomes:
This is a hands-on opportunity that allows volunteers to engage with siblings of patients receiving care at the Children’s Pavilion at VCU. You help the sibling to be engaged with age-appropriate activities while allowing the parent focus solely on the patient.
Training and Support: (general orientation is covered by Volunteer Services)
Orientation to the Sibling Center and training for the role will be provided by Sibling Center team members.
Volunteers must commit to a weekly three-hour shift Monday-Friday from 9-12 or 12-3.
Must have a caring attitude and the ability to work patiently with a variety of ages. Must be comfortable interacting with children ages 3-14 years (most participants will be 3-8 years old). Must be able to communicate well with children and adults. Prior experience with children, personally or professionally, is preferred.
- Child Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 6 months