Kidz Need Hugz

    Kailey

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
  • feeding
  • rocking
  • dressing
  • 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
  • flexibility
  • self-motivation
  • 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

NEW Volunteer Application

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