Volunteers are an important asset to the Department of Child Life and Education. They help meet the needs of patients and families who receive care throughout the Children's Hospital network. Volunteers are especially needed for the following programs.
Child Life volunteers help child life or nursing staff conduct age-appropriate activities for patients in the playroom, at the bedside or in outpatient areas. They also help child life staff maintain a clean and safe environment. For more information about volunteer opportunities, or to apply to become a child life volunteer, please visit the Volunteer department site, call 215-590-1094 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Program volunteers help hospital school staff conduct academically appropriate activities for patients in the classroom, at the bedside or in outpatient areas. Interactions may be with individuals or groups. School Program volunteers also support the faculty by preparing materials for students throughout the Hospital.
Gerald B. Shreiber Pet Therapy volunteers are certified therapy dogs and their owners who visit hospitalized children and their families. Petting and hugging therapy dogs reduces the stress of illness and hospitalization.