VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
AND AGE REQUIREMENTS

 

ADMINISTRATIVE
15 years of age and older
Weekdays Only 9:30am - 12:30am or 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Supports the Volunteer staff with office duties including but not limited to filing, phone calls, database entry, and additional clerical tasks.

CHILD LIFE
18 years of age or older
Weekdays, Evenings and Weekends

Child Life volunteers provide play activities to children of all ages that might include cuddling, arts and crafts, games, or reading. They also make rounds on patient floors to distribute items from our entertainment cart. When children are unable to physically go to a playroom or activity center, volunteers provide activities at the patients bedside.

CLERICAL SUPPORT
15 years of age and older
Weekdays Only 9:30am - 12:30am or 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Volunteers are placed in offices throughout the medical center and provide support to the staff by running errands, photocopying information, filing, assembling mailings, and more.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
16 years of age and older
Weekdays, Evenings and Weekends

Volunteers provide clerical assistance to the office staff in the Emergency Department. Duties may include photocopying, filing, delivering materials to the mailroom or other clinical areas in the hospital, and reading a story or playing a game with children receiving care in the department.

GIFT SHOP
16 years of age and older
Weekdays, 10:00am-1:00pm or 11:00am-2:00pm

Volunteers serve in the gift shop, greet customers as they enter, assist customers with merchandise, deliver items to patient rooms or patient care units. As apporpriate, volunteers will be asked to restock items in the shop as necessary. In addition, volunteers can support the shop with light dusting, sweeping and other duties to keep the shop looking professional and clean.

NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT(NICU)CUDDLER
21 years of age and older
Weekday, Evening and Weekend placements available.

Provides affection, love, and warmth to patients and families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Assist staff with daily tasks as needed.

PET THERAPY
18 years old
Weekdays only

Connecticut Childrens uses trained volunteers and their own adult dogs to visit with consenting patients on patient care units and waiting areas. All dogs accepted into the Pet Therapy program must have current certification in a program specifically geared towards therapy dogs. Additionally, dogs must be at least 2 years old and weigh more than 25 pounds.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER AMBASSADOR
16 years of age and older
Weekdays and Evenings

Under the guidance of the Family Education and Resource Coordinator, the Family Resource Center (FRC) Ambassador assists in creating a supportive environment for families visiting the FRC.

SURGICAL LOUNGE
18 years old and older
Weekdays, 7:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-3:00pm

Volunteers facilitate a supportive, empathetic environment to the families of children undergoing surgery. They must be extremely mature and able to provide support to family members who are experiencing stress. These volunteers serve as a liaison between parents and the medical staff.

PATIENT AND FAMILY MOBILE SNACK CART ATTENDANT
16 years and older
Weekdays only

The Snack/Beverage Cart Attendant placement has been established to provide parents the ability to purchase food without having to leave their child's bedise. Performs a variety of tasks which include stocking the food cart, serving, charging people for their food, handling cash, maintaining the service area, greeting families and answering questions.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LINEN TECH
15 years and old
Weekdays only 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Environmental Services Linen Tech placement has been established to assist the Inpatient units, and Emergency Department manage their linien operations. Perform linen management including: Visiting each unit's linen storage room, verifying par levels, folding and organizing the various linen products. These tasks are critical to the smooth and efficient operation of each department which allows clinical staff to focus on their primary responsibility of patient care.