Volunteers are utilized in various ways, depending on their interests, knowledge and abilities. Volunteers are a vital part of fulfilling the hospital’s mission of maximizing the potential of patients with complex medical needs and disabilities, as they provide valuable services that contribute to the care and comfort of patients and families.
The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital will provide all necessary training for volunteers who are accepted. No medical experience or knowledge is required. To work directly with patients, volunteers must be at least 17 years of age and meet the hourly service requirements for their specific assignment.
Adult Volunteer Requirements
Volunteers must be at least 17 years of age, unless otherwise noted above, and willing to commit to the service requirements of their specific assignment. Volunteer Services will interview a select number of applicants each month, based on open positions. Selections are made by matching the interests and availability of volunteers with the current scheduling needs and volunteer opportunities. Prior to acceptance, background checks will be performed on all applicants. Volunteers are required to complete training and receive certain immunizations, including an annual flu shot. All requirements are provided by The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital at no cost to the volunteer.
Due to limited volunteer opportunities during Flu/RSV season, we will not process applications from Nov. 20th, 2019 through Jan 31st, 2020.
Student Volunteer Requirements
Volunteer Services will consider applications from students seeking to complete a service learning project or field study, so long as: the student is not required to observe or be supervised by a specific discipline, and the class requires 25 hours of service or more. Paperwork or evaluations that are required for the class will not be signed by Volunteer Services staff until the volunteer has completed 25 hours of service. Interested applicants must complete an on-site interview and submit to a background check. Volunteers are required to complete training and receive certain immunizations, including an annual flu shot. All requirements are provided by The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital at no cost to the volunteer.
Students interested in completing a service learning project for the 2020 Spring semester must submit an application no later than February 21st, 2020.