Volunteer: Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center


The entire staff of The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center is committed to providing patients the highest level of compassionate care, but they can’t do it alone.  It takes smiling faces, happy words, and cheerful hallways.  It takes a toy from the Toy Cart, a bingo game, or a movie party. It takes wonderful stories and art activities. It takes volunteers – and that’s where you come in!  

Here at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, we have many volunteer opportunities.  Our volunteers focus on one simple idea – that the children at the hospital are children first, and patients second.  To help decide which volunteer opportunity is the best match for you, we give you the opportunity to consider your interests, your working style, your special talents, and the hours you will be available. Volunteer opportunities are available in both direct-care areas and support areas as well.  

Volunteer Opportunities In The Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Cuddlers provide special care to newborns through rocking and the power of a soft touch.  Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age.  

Patient Pals help meet the social and emotional needs of the hospitalized child using free play, arts and crafts, games, and stories in a one-on-one or group setting.  

Ronald McDonald House Family Room provides families a home away from home during the day.  This area offers laundry and kitchen facilities, as well as sleep rooms. Volunteers help maintain the area, and provide families with information regarding the use of the area.  

Surgery Waiting Area volunteers provide information to families while a child is experiencing a surgical procedure 

Wayfinding volunteers provide needed support to families.  

Wishing Well Gift Shop volunteers help visitors select from a multitude of items, and all proceeds from the Gift Shop benefit the projects of the volunteer auxiliary.  

Volunteers Opportunities Outside the Hospital

Stitch of Love Sewers provide booties, blankets, small pillows, and treatment dolls for patients. 

Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to commit to volunteering three hours a week for twelve months. A Junior Volunteer program is available during the summer for those 14-18 years of age.  

All applicants are required to participate in an individual interview. Applicants accepted into the volunteer program must attend an orientation session to prepare them for their volunteer position. New volunteers must also complete a health screening process, the photo ID procedure, and pass a background check.  All requirements are provided by the hospital at no cost to the volunteer.  Volunteers are asked to make a twelve month commitment to their program.            

Ready to start? Contact us to receive a volunteer application. 

The Children’s Hopsital Volunteer Services

1200 Everett Drive, Oklahoma City, OK  73104       

405-271-4870

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