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Volunteering at Children’s & Women’s Hospital

No matter what your age, talent or interest, every minute of time that you give as a volunteer at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital makes a big difference in the daily lives of our patients.

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What It Means to Volunteer at Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Each day, the volunteers at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital help create thousands of healing moments with a simple smile or a comforting touch. The volunteer program offers many unique opportunities, and we are always looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, qualified and committed individuals of all ages and backgrounds to join our team. Whether you are motivated by a desire to help out in your community, are looking for exposure to careers in the healthcare field, or simply want to “give back,” you will find your volunteer experience a rewarding and exciting one.

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about volunteering at Children's & Women's Hospital.

Call us at (251) 415-1123 or email us at the address below.

Rebekah Blanchard
Director of Volunteer Services
rwblanchard@health.southalabama.edu

Ways to Volunteer

College and Adult Volunteers

As a volunteer, you can support our patients and families by volunteering on patient floors and in office settings. Volunteers create their schedule by selecting one 4-hour shift, on the same day and same time to volunteer each week for a minimum commitment of six months. Uniform tops are required for college and adult volunteers. From May through August, college students returning locally for the summer may participate in a special summer program. For more detailed information, please contact us at 251-415-1123 or email rwblanchard@health.southalabama.edu.

Volunteer Application

 

Teen Volunteer Program

Volunteering with Children’s & Women’s Hospital as a teen can be a valuable personal growth experience, as well as a wonderful way to support and invest in our community. Teen volunteers must be 16 years of age and have completed ninth grade. Volunteers will be assigned to one 4-hour shift on the same day and time each week for eight weeks. Available shifts are Monday through Friday. No late evening or weekend shifts. Teen Volunteer summer session is short (June to July). We ask that absences be kept to a minimum during this time. Teen volunteers are required to wear volunteer uniforms. For more detailed information about the Teen Volunteer Program, please contact us at 251-415-1123 or email apeyer@health.southalabama.edu.

Teen Volunteer Application [PDF]

 

Ronald McDonald House Family Room Volunteers

Two Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms are available for family members of hospitalized children. Located on the third and fourth floors of the children’s tower, the rooms are equipped with private restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, television and Wi-Fi connections, and a kitchenette stocked with snacks and beverages. Volunteers are on hand to make sure the rooms are well maintained and to assist family members if needed as they seek a quiet place during often stressful times.

 

Pet Therapy

Pet therapy is regarded as an effective treatment for patients of all ages. USA Health’s Paws of Love pet therapy program provides stress relief and mental stimulation, encourages communication, and even lessens the effects of depression and anxiety in patients. We would be happy to have your “Pet Partner Certified” pup bring a smile to our patients’ faces. Volunteers must be willing to commit to one visit per month. For more information about becoming part of the certified Pet Partner team, visit petpartners.org so you can volunteer your pet today.

 

Event Volunteers

We welcome volunteers to help with hospital-related special events. If you are interested in one of our events, contact Rebekah Blanchard with the Office of Volunteer Services at 251-415-1123 or rwblanchard@health.southalabama.edu.

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