During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
There are different ways that you can volunteer at Exceptional Care for Children...
Resident Play Date Volunteers visit to serve as positive companions and to play with the children in our Living Room settings. Activities could include reading, puzzles, blocks, dolls/action figures, arts and crafts, rocking babies, watching tv/movies, dress-up.
Volunteers are free to visit between 10:00am and 8:00pm any day of the week (including weekends). Minimum requirement is a half an hour every other month.
Play Therapy Volunteers visit to serve as positive companions and assist staff with running structured and free play activities, as well as helping with various other tasks, in the play room. Other tasks could include organizing & cleaning toys, filing, prepping items for art projects, and more.
Volunteers are free to visit Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM. Minimum requirement is a 1.5 hour routine shift, weekly.
Classroom Volunteers assist teachers and para-professionals with encouraging participation in classroom activities, awe well as helping with various other tasks, in the classroom. Other tasks could include organizing supplies, prepping items for bulletin boards, etc.
Volunteers may visit any day school is in session Monday-Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM (Monday-Thursday over the Summer). Minimum requirement is a 1.5 hour routine shift, weekly, while school is in session.
Mentor Volunteers visit to serve as a buddy to a specific child, who does not receive regular visitors. Mentor volunteers serve as positive companions and may at times be invited to accompany the child to special ECC events. There may be a wait list for this opportunity.
Volunteers are free to visit between 10:00am and 8:00pm any day of the week (including weekends). Minimum requirement is an hour each week.
Activity & Entertainment Volunteers visit to lead an activity with a group of ECC children. Activities can range from arts and crafts, nature activities, music & movement, musical entertainment, pajama story time, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Volunteers are free to visit Monday-Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm or Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-8:00pm. To visit regularly, the minimum requirement is a half an hour every other month. We also have a one time per year visit option for Entertainment Volunteers!
11 INDEPENDENCE WAY, NEWARK, DE 19713, US
Exceptional Care for Children improves the lives of technology-dependent children and their families through skilled nursing, transitional, and palliative care. We are a haven for healing fragile bodies when improvement is possible, and a refuge for nurturing vulnerable spirits when a cure is unattainable.
Exceptional Care for Children is Delaware’s first and only non-profit pediatric skilled nursing home, providing transitional, long-term, and end of life or palliative care to children who are all medically fragile and dependent on technology for survival. Our goal is to provide them a home-like enviroment, outside of the hospital, where they can experience life as a kid despite their medical challenges.
We'll work with your schedule.
11 Independence WayNewark, DE 19713
May 18, 2020