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Playroom Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital

  • 213 people are interested

The role of a volunteer at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital is to provide supplemental service to the staff and to fill the multiple needs of the child and family while in the hospital. Volunteers at Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital are assigned by the Department of Volunteer Services and while on duty are directly responsible to the Child Life Supervisor/Designee.

Child Life volunteers are prepared to function independently providing play, recreational, and supportive activities to children and their families on the Pediatric unit they are trained to. These activities assist in making patients feel safe and comfortable. Volunteers serve in the playroom as well as at the bedside when requested.

Specific Volunteer Opportunities Available:

  1. Skilled Group Leader -If you have a special skill you would like to share with our families like playing music, singing, arts & crafts, knitting, scrapbooking, storytelling, puppetry, etc. (2 hours a week for at Least 6 months)
  2. Volunteer in Play Room or Teen Room- Help provide materials at bedside and play or do arts and crafts with children and teens in the play areas.(4 hours a week for at least 6 months)

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About Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital

Location:

4802 10th AVE, Aron 6 Room 625, Brooklyn, NY 11219, US

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of children through excellence in clinical care, education and research and to be a leader in providing the highest quality children’s health services in a family-centered environment.

Description

The Child Life Program at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital helps reduce the stress of illness, treatment and hospitalization for the family. The Child Life Program provides therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities to meet the unique emotional and developmental needs of hospitalized children and their families. Our Child Life Specialists and Creative Arts Therapy staff are trained in child development and working therapeutically to promote effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities.

The role of a Child Life volunteer is to provide supplemental service to the staff and to fill the multiple needs of the child and family while in the hospital. Child Life volunteers are prepared to function independently providing play, recreational, and supportive activities to children and their families on the Pediatric unit they are trained to. These activities assist in making patients feel safe and comfortable. Volunteers serve in the playroom as well as at the bedside when requested.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4802 10th AveAron 6 Room 625Brooklyn, NY 11219

(40.63926,-73.99815)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Massage Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Knitting
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At Least 6 months

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