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BEDSIDE MAGIC - ANN ARBOR: C.S. MOTT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - Bring joy and magic to sick kids

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ORGANIZATION: Open Heart Magic

Open Heart Magic
Bring joy and magic to sick kids

Open Heart Magic (OHM) is a nonprofit organization that delivers strength, hope, joy, and magic to sick kids in hospitals. As a volunteer Hospital Magician, you’ll bring laughter and wonder to kids who need it most...vulnerable kids facing medical setbacks, scary treatments, and tough hospital stays. OHM is currently recruiting top-notch folks to join this amazing community of volunteers to help sick kids get their magic back.

Hospital Magicians tell us that their visits are the best part of their week - they leave energized and inspired. As a Hospital Magician, not only will you perform magic one-on-one at kids’ bedsides, you’ll also empower them by teaching them a magic trick.

No Magic Background Necessary - Learn Everything at Magic University

You don’t need to know magic to be a Hospital Magician. OHM teaches it all in Magic University, a 12-week course with a blend of in-person sessions, online meetings, video, and solo practice. Our experienced Magic University Trainers teach professional level magic, at no cost to volunteers.

With the Bedside Magic program returning to our partner hospitals in a phased approach, we are currently recruiting with limited spots for service. The schedule will continue to grow as we reach new phases with the hospital. Hospital Magicians commit to visiting kids once every other week on a set day and time, with each visit lasting approximately 2 hours.

Magic University Location and Training Schedule

Magic University applications are open year-round. Typically, training sessions last two-hours and are held one day during the week, often Monday evenings. The in-person Magic U for Ann Arbor will resume in 2023.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A reliable schedule for service
  • Dedicated, high energy, fun, outgoing individuals with a sense of humor
  • Interest in learning magic, and commitment to master this art
  • Sensitivity and social skills to work with kids and families
  • Any performance experience is highly regarded
  • Previous experience in volunteering is highly regarded

Your commitment to learning the magic, mastering the protocol, and being present at all scheduled service times is paramount to being a Hospital Magician.

These kids will be depending on you to come and do magic. A commitment of at least one year of service is required - due to the extensive training investment provided by OHM. You will need to consistently provide service every other week as part of the program.

Due to the sensitive nature of the service Open Heart Magic provides and hospital requirements, applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

If you are interested in becoming a Hospital Magician and want to be a part of an incredible community that helps bring joy to thousands of kids in hospitals then please click "I WANT TO HELP!" You'll receive an email with more information and the application to fill out and return. Thanks so much for your interest in Open Heart Magic, we can't wait to hear from you.

By the way, if you would like to find out additional information about Open Heart Magic, then please check out: http://www.openheartmagic.org/

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About Open Heart Magic

Location:

67 E. Madison Street, Suite 1504, Chicago, IL 60603, US

Mission Statement

Open Heart Magic’s mission is to improve the hospital experience for sick kids and their families through our Hospital Bedside Magic programs. To help sick kids get their magic back.

Description

Open Heart Magic (OHM) is a Chicago based 501(c)(3) children’s charity focused on improving the medical experience for sick kids in hospitals.

Our specially-trained volunteer Hospital Magicians visit children and teens in pediatrics and use magic to engage and empower kids dealing with challenging medical situations. The personalized interactions create magical moments to reengage curiosities and give a greater sense of control.

In 2019, Hospital Magicians reached over 12,000 kids at their hospital bedsides. Open Heart Magic currently partners with 14 hospitals in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Cleveland:

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
  • University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Rush Children's Hospital
  • Central DuPage Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • NorthShore Evanston Hospital
  • La Rabida Children’s Hospital
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital
  • C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (Cleveland, OH)

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital1540 E Hospital DrAnn Arbor, MI 48109

(42.28203,-83.72729)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Children Medical Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Bi-weekly service

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