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Volunteers play an important role in the success of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, providing invaluable services to our patients and staff. Volunteers provide that extra touch—a warm smile, a cheerful greeting, an extra pair of hands. The rewards of volunteering are many, as are the opportunities for giving and caring.

Volunteers assist in many areas, including:

  • Administration (clerical positions)
  • Child Life
  • Information desk
  • Inpatient units (NICU, acute care pediatrics, TCU, etc.)
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Recreation Therapy

Volunteer duties include but are not limited to delivering flowers and mail to patients, reading to children, working in the Three Bears Gift Shop, one-on-one arts and crafts, playing games, greeting patients and assisting staff.

Adult Volunteer Requirements and Commitments

  • Adherence to hospital policies
  • Adherence to strict confidentiality codes
  • Background investigation
  • Commitment to a regular weekly schedule for six months or more
  • Completion of an initial health screening
  • During the flu season, receive the flu vaccine (not required at the MCV Campus)
  • General good health
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Personal interview and follow-up orientation

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