The Kidz Need Hugz program devotes time and service to children of all ages who are hospital patients.
Volunteers coordinate with hospital staff to provide help with:
- playtime activities
- verbal interaction
- other caregiver tasks
Volunteers visit a child with special ongoing needs every week or meet new children every week.
We need volunteers who have:
- great emotional stability
- a capacity for compassionate listening to children and their parents
- an ability to interact comfortably with children of all ages and cultural backgrounds
Time Commitment—one 2- to 4-hour day per week for 9 to 12 months or 2 semesters
Location—pediatric units at Duke University Hospital
Training—fire and safety and confidentiality, as appropriate for duties and (2) hands on training/skill assessments.
Application—required with references, background check, and health review