The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
MOC Volunteer Musicians perform acoustically at the bedsides of patients and are always accompanied by a trained MOC Volunteer Guide. Volunteer Musicians play one song per room and interact with patients, their families and hospital staff. All lyrics MUST be appropriate for a hospital setting, therefore MOC provides an approved song list for musicians to select their repertoire for hospital visits. Any other material outside of the approved song list may be submitted to MOC staff for approval.
Musician applicants must also submit a sample of their music prior to acceptance into the program. Volunteer Musicians must complete MOC’s training process, which includes:
handbook, orientation & quiz
background check & confidentiality agreement
Individual healthcare facilities may have additional requirements including TB tests and/or flu shots.
After completion of training, volunteers to commit to volunteering once a month for at least one year.