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Volunteer Opportunities

The majority of our volunteers work directly with patients playing games, reading books, delivering crafts, and movies or assisting with arts and crafts at the bedside or in the hospital playrooms. There are also opportunities available with little or no patient care where volunteers help in our various clinics and offices, in the Gift Shop or at the information desks as greeters. 

Classroom Volunteer

AVAILABILITY:  WEEKDAYS; 9:30AM - 12PM
Read stories or assist the teacher in providing an educational setting for inpatients during their hospital stay.

Chaplain Aide Program

AVAILABILITY: VARIES
Provide spiritual support services to patients and families under the supervision of the staff chaplain (training provided). (Adults Only – Currently recruiting Eucharistic ministers)

Gift Shop Volunteer

AVAILABILITY: WEEKDAYS; 9:30AM - 1PM; 1PM - 4:30PM; 4:30PM - 6PM
WEEKENDS:  11AM - 3PM
Assist customers in selecting the perfect gift, wrapping, stocking shelves, and providing cashiering services. 
(Must be 18 years of age or older)

"George" the Mascot

AVAILABILITY: VARIES
Volunteers are needed to make an appearance as "George" at various on or off-site events. Training and costume provided.

Greeters

AVAILABILITY:  
MONDAY - SUNDAY; 8AM - 8PM; 3 - 4 HOUR SHIFT (Valley Children's Hospital)
MONDAY - FRIDAY; 8AM – 5PM; 2 & 3 HOUR SHIFTS AVAILABLE (Eagle Oaks Specialty Care Center, Bakersfield)
Act as host/hostess, providing information, escort services and smiles to our visitors and families.

Oncology Clinic

AVAILABILITY: WEEKDAYS 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Volunteers are needed to assist our clinic staff in interacting with families and patients, arts and craft projects, playing games, reading and much more!

Patient Pals

AVAILABILITY: WEEKDAYS; 9:30AM - 12PM; 11PM-2PM; 2PM - 5PM; 6PM - 8PM
WEEKENDS; 9:30AM - 12PM; 11PM-2PM, 2PM - 5PM

Work alongside Child Life Staff in the playroom assisting with various activities and arts and crafts projects or  provide support to clinical staff by holding and rocking babies, entertaining patients in their rooms, scrap booking, providing patient pampering, transporting patients or items, assisting at nursing stations, visiting with families and much more!  (Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM to 12 PM is infant and toddler time only in the Playroom.)

S.P.O.T (Special Pets Offering TLC)

AVAILABILITY: MONDAY - SUNDAY; MORNINGS, AFTERNOONS & EVENINGS
Canines and their owners visit patients to provide pet assisted activities known to contribute to the healing of sick and injured children. (Must be 18 years of age or older)