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Volunteer Descriptions

  • ARTS IN MOTION: Providing creative opportunities for patients, families, and visitors at the bedside, playrooms and lobbies.
  • HOLIDAY AND EVENTS ASSISTANT: Provides organizational assistance during special events and activities.
  • MUSIC THERAPY: Assists music therapist during musical interventions at the bedside and in the playrooms.
  • PEDIATRIC SURGERY CONCIERGE: (12 bed unit) Greets and directs patients and families, engages patients and siblings in play opportunities, provide additional family and patient needs.
  • PEDIATRIC BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT UNIT: (8 bed unit) Facilitate playroom and bedside activities for patients and siblings.  Assisting the Child Life Specialist when needed e.g. organizing, restocking, cleaning, etc.
  • PET THERAPY LEADER: Leads pet therapy volunteers to visit the patients and families throughout Florida Hospital for Children in order to create the human and animal connection.
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN WALKING CONCIERGE: Greets, directs, and assists patients, families, visitors, and staff.  Organizes and cleans lobby area as needed.  Engages children in play opportunities.
  • PEDIATRIC OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE UNIT: (14 beds) Engaging patients in age appropriate activities at the bedside.  Present volunteer services to families and visitors.
  • NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE INFANT CUDDLER: (102 beds) Provides affection, love, and warmth to patients and families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Assist staff with daily tasks as needed.
  • PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY CONCIERGE: Greets and directs patients and families, engages patients and siblings in play opportunities, assists with additional family and patient needs.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER: Supports the Volunteer Manager with office duties including but not limited to filing, phone calls, database entry, and additional clerical tasks.
  • PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CONCIERGE: (16 beds) Greets and directs patients and families, engages patients and siblings in play opportunities, assists with additional family and patient needs.
  • PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY UNIT: (12 bed unit) Facilitate playroom and bedside activities for patients and siblings.  Assisting the Child Life Specialist when needed e.g. organizing, restocking, cleaning, etc.
  • PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: (22 bed unit) Engaging patients in age appropriate activities at the bedside.  Present volunteer services to families and visitors. Assisting the Child Life Specialist when needed e.g. organizing, restocking, cleaning, etc.
  • PEDIATRIC OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION: Interacts with patients, families and visitors in the waiting room.  Cleans, organizes, and restocks equipment and supplies.  Assists the Rehabilitation team as needed.
  • BOOKS IN BED: Distributes free books to patients throughout Florida Hospital for Children.  Volunteers 18 years of age and older or Care Pairs are welcome to read with the patients at the bedside.
  • GENERAL PEDIATRICS MEDICAL SURGICAL UNIT: (44 beds) Facilitate playroom and bedside activities for patients and siblings.  Assisting the Child Life Specialist when needed e.g. organizing, restocking, cleaning, etc.
  • OUR MISSION FIT: Helping at FIT schools/sites: helping making teacher kits, name badges, program set up, and more.  Assisting as a helping hand with our nutrition workshops/education classes. Please check out our website.
  • CARE PAIR FOR TEEN VOLUNTEERS: Teenager 16 or 17 years old volunteers with an adult 18 years of age or older that they have obtained.
  • PEDIATRIC CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE: (9 beds) Facilitates bedside activities for patients and siblings. Assists the Child Life Specialist when needed e.g. organizing, restocking, cleaning, etc.
  • PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS: Greets and directs patients and families, engages patients and siblings in play opportunities, provides additional family and patient needs in an outpatient setting. Assists staff with administrative duties as directed.
  • CREATION KIDS KAMP: Assist with helping the next generation in a happy and healthy way. Using CREATION to interact with patients and families in a fun and creative way.  Art- Stories- Games- and more!
  • TEENS 16 & 17 SUMMER PROGRAM: Begins in June and ends August. We offer two or three shifts a week and a four-hour time slot per day. It will be approximately 72 hours accumulated at the end. The shifts are structured to assist with programs throughout FHFC e.g. infection prevention, child life, playrooms, etc.
  • GUEST SERVICES: Greeting & welcoming patients and families upon entering the facility.  Providing directions throughout our hospital.  Walking guests to their destinations.
  • NICU ADMINISTRATION: Assisting the Child Life Specialist with administrative duties such as (creating memory making opportunities for the families, documenting patient milestones, etc.) Assisting in the milk bank, providing support and play opportunities for patient's sibling's, and more.
  • NICU HEALTH UNIT ASSISTANT: Wash, fold, and properly store all laundry e.g. handmade isolate blankets, developmental wraps, etc., cover Health Unit Coordinators during breaks, restock patient rooms, interact with multidisciplinary team members.
  • PEDS HEALTH UNIT ASSISTANT: Engage with patients that are alone, cover Health Unit Coordinators during breaks, restock patient rooms/supply rooms, assist nursing staff with unit needs, and more.
  • FIBER ARTS: Create and donate handmade items for our patients and families including but not limited to quilts, baby hats, super hero capes, sibling sacks, blankets and more.
  • INFECTION PREVENTION: Gathering infection prevention data throughout the hospital through observing and interaction with multidisciplinary pediatric staff.
  • PEDIATRIC RESEARCH: Volunteers will assist/shadow the appropriate research team member to gain knowledge about the research process and ethical standards for conducting research.
  • PATIENT COMPANION: Working closely with the child life team to provide comfort and play opportunities to pediatric patients/siblings of all ages and abilities throughout the entire children's hospital.   Focusing on patients that don't receive frequent visitors and patients whose parents need to take a break.
  • KITCHEN HOUSE AND CULINARY: Assisting with Kitchen House and Culinary Garden program preparations for cooking, gardening and education classes and workshops, talking with families and asking them questions, helping the chef, and simply being an extra hand in garden and kitchen house
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