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Volunteer at The Children's Hospital

At The Children's Hospital, it takes many people to care for children during their hospitalization. This not only includes the staff of The Children's Hospital, but our volunteers. Volunteers  (18 years and older only) can volunteer to assist with patients in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Critical Care, and General Pediatrics Unit.

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of at least one year and complete a minimum of 100 hours. Volunteers can assist in a wide range of opportunities to help staff, patients & their families in the following areas:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NNICU). The NNICU is a special unit for infants born preterm, some weighing less than one pound, and other critically ill newborns which require specialized treatment. The unit is designed with state of the art equipment for infants and a hospital staff who have special training in neonatal newborn care. The NNICU offers two levels of care; 42-bed Level III intensive care and 14-bed Level II intermediate care.
  • Pediatric Critical Care (PICU). The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 22 bed unit that provides state-of-the-art medical care for children who need constant observation or advanced life support for a wide variety of illnesses, diseases or trauma. It is staffed by a specially trained team of pediatric critical care team who provide multidisciplinary care while working side-by-side with families and providers. The PICU focuses on providing compassionate and comfortable care to families during the child's hospitalization.
  • General Pediatrics. Our General Pediatrics floor is a 34-bed unit. It is managed by Pediatric Hospitalists who are pediatricians trained to care for children who need to spend the night in the hospital. Patients on this floor may be treated for severe dehydration to viral infections or may need to recover from a surgical procedure. Our staff help to coordinate the care for our young patients.

Our volunteers are not able to shadow nurses, doctors and clinicians, take vital signs or observe procedures.

Steps to Become a Volunteer

Please be advised that at this time we are currently AT CAPACITY in our volunteer program, however if you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please call 478-633-6150.  Once a position is open, we can contact you.  Please note that when your application is received it can take up to two to three months before you begin to volunteer.  The application process includes interviews and screenings. Every volunteer will be trained for their area and on hospital policies. Positions are filled on a first come, first-served basis and as needed by the assigned areas. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We encourage you to think ahead and apply early.

For more details about the volunteer program, call 478-633-6150.