Adult Volunteers

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 their 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, you must be at least 17 years of age and commit to a minimum of one two-hour shift each week (same day/time) over a period of at least six months.

Volunteer positions include:

Special Education Classroom Assistant: Volunteers work one-on-one with patients in the special education classes.

Patient Companion: Volunteers rock and cuddle infants and toddlers, or read to and play games with patients at bedside or in recreation rooms.

Prayer Team: Under the direction of the Hospital’s full-time chaplain, volunteers pray with patients at bedside.

Music Volunteer: Under the direction of the Hospital’s music therapists, volunteers sing and/or play acoustic instruments to patients at bedside.  Opportunities also may be available to lead worship during chapel services or Vacation Bible School.

Play While You Wait: Volunteers entertain patients and siblings in the Outpatient Services waiting room. Activities such as books, games and crafts are provided.  Volunteers must commit to one shift per week: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m, Monday-Friday.

Guest Services: Volunteers assist patients and families in the Diagnostic and Orthopedic Clinic waiting area.  Volunteers must commit to one shift per week: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m, Monday-Friday.

Academic Program: Volunteers provide tutoring and academic support to patients who are enrolled in advanced subjects.

Adult Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 17 years of age and willing to commit to volunteering for a minimum of two hours per week over a six month period. Selections are made by matching the interests and availability of volunteers with the current scheduling needs and volunteer opportunities. Applicants will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator for an interview when positions are available. Once accepted, volunteers are required to complete a background check, training and receive certain immunizations. All requirements are provided by The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital at no cost to the volunteer.

Due to limited volunteer opportunities during RSV and Flu season, Volunteer Services will not process new applications until early 2018.

Complete an application online.

Student Volunteer Requirements

College or graduate students who are interested in completing a service learning project or observation hours as part of a class requirement must commit to volunteering for a minimum of 25 hours over a three month period. Paperwork or evaluations that are required for the class will not be signed by the volunteer coordinator until the volunteer has completed 25 hours of service. Interested applicants must complete an on-site interview, background check, training and immunizations. All required immunizations 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 2017 fall semester must apply before October 1.

Complete an application for a service learning project.

For additional information please contact Amy Coldren, Volunteer Coordinator, at acoldren@tccokc.org or (405) 470-2284.