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:
- Skilled Group Leader -If you have a special skill you would like to share with our families like music, singing, arts & crafts, knitting, scrapbooking, storytelling, puppetry, etc. (2 hours a week for at Least 6 months)
- 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)
- Child Development
- Massage Therapy
- Music Therapy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- At Least 6 months