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Get in the Zone! Facilitate Fun for Pediatric Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Cook Children's Medical Center

  • 10 people are interested
Fun in the Child Life Zone

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Child Life Zone (CLZ) Fun Facilitator volunteer is to engage inpatient/outpatient children and their families in the variety of entertainment and distraction activities offered in the CLZ.

ENVIRONMENT: The Child Life Zone includes a music recording studio, a TV production studio, the Flip Side (a teen room), and the Bomar Library for children.

The CLZ Fun Facilitator volunteer will:

1. Understand that every interaction with a child, family member, guest, or visitor has an impact and makes a difference for that person.
2. Check in with CLZ staff to discuss planned activities for the day and review the activity calendar.
3. Arrive on time since scheduled activities depend on the support of the CLZ volunteers. (If an emergency prevents this, notify supervisor asap prior to the shift)
4. Assist and interact with teen patients and siblings in the Flip Side, a game room for older patients. Set up video gaming equipment, movies, etc.
5. Check out children's books from the Bomar Library to patients in the absence of volunteer librarians.
6. Assist with special visitors like characters (superheroes, princesses, mascots), sports teams, the FW Zoo, aquarium, and others.
7. Assist with special parties/events like the Halloween Haunted House, Polar Express, Cookies w/Mrs. Clause, Kendra Scott jewelry making, summer day camp, and more.
8. Participate in the broadcast studio's LIVE shows for CLZ-TV Channel 2 (the hospital's TV channel for patients).
9. Facilitate group arts and crafts, and cooking activities planned by supervising staff. Check with parent or caregiver for any dietary restrictions/food allergies before offering food/drink.
10. Help prepare materials for future group activities and CLZ-TV production programming.
11. Maintain a safe, sanitary environment for all visitors to the CLZ. Clean and disinfect key boards, controllers, and other equipment or surfaces after use.
12. Monitor the area to ensure patrons adhere to safety guidelines.
13. Ensure that only children 12 years and older can be alone in the CLZ. Those under 12 must be in the care of someone 18 years and older at all times.
14. Assist other volunteers with Family Movie Night, Family Game Night, and Teen Night, events hosted in the CLZ (evening volunteers only).
15. Assist with a variety of occasional tasks like answering the phone, plugging an IV pole into an outlet, or escorting a patient back to their room.

Follow COVID protocols in place.
Consistent, weekly attendance.
Enjoy interacting with children and teens.
Enjoy working around our facility dogs. No dog allergies.
Spanish helpful but not required.

1 Shift

  • 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Shifts are 3-4 hours, weekdays, once a week

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About Cook Children's Medical Center


Volunteer Services, 801 Seventh Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104, US

Mission Statement

Cook Children's Health Care System exists to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.


Cook Children's is a non profit orgnaization dedicatd to children's health.

We have adopted the following values based on our belief that every child is sacred and deserves to be treated in a culture guided by the following:

Safety - We are committed to the prevention of errors.
Caring - We are concerned for the well-being of children.
Integrity - We are honest and trustworthy in all that we do.
Collaboration - We embrace working together with families, providers and the community.
Innovation - We will create value through the implementation of new ideas.
Giving- We are dedicated to the generous giving of our talent, time and resources.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Media & Broadcasting
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


801 Seventh Ave.Fort Worth, TX 76104



  • Child Development
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly shift of 3-4 hours, Monday-Friday, during the day.
  • COVID vaccination

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