Volunteers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provide support to patients, families, and staff in a wide variety of roles. Some assignments have direct patient contact, others are more supportive, and all are very much appreciated!
Some of our volunteer positions include:
Assist in providing a variety of fun, creative activity groups for the patients in the hospital.
Deliver arts and crafts supplies to patients and assist with projects as requested.
Assist in providing safe and appropriate supportive activities for pre-school and school-age siblings of children receiving care at Nationwide Children's.
Serve as a support person to the Emergency Room staff, assisting in any way the nurses, doctors and ancillary staff deem necessary. Must be 21 years old.
Family Resource Center
Provide hospitality and supportive services for family members and staff in new educational, fitness and resource area.
Provide a service of convenience to employees, patients and visitors. Volunteer clerk assists Gift Shop staff with daily routine, while representing the hospital in a positive way.
Assist Information Desk staff in their role of delivery of telephone messages, directing families, and with other miscellaneous tasks.
Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Volunteer
Provide ancillary support to the staff of the OT/PT department. OT/PT staff work to promote development and functional independence in children with various diagnoses.
Office and Clerical Assistance
Provide clerical support to office staff throughout the hospital.
Provide support to staff and diversional activities to patients.
Provide reading and play activities for patients having surgery to make waiting more comfortable. Also support Surgery Unit staff in a variety of tasks.
Patient Care Units
Provide support to unit staff, patients and families through activities such as interactive play, reading, crafts, etc.
Deliver mail or admitting gifts to patients and families.
Toy Washing and Playroom Maintenance
Maintain guidelines and policies for the playroom contents and play equipment, and keep the area clean, organized and safe for patients and families.
Family and Volunteer Services at (614) 722-3635 or e-mail Volunteering@NationwideChildrens.org