The Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, is grateful for our creative volunteers who share their passion and bring smiles to our children and families. Creativity of any kind — doing arts and crafts, listening to music, or writing a story — helps kids explore and identify feelings, deal with emotions, and even get better, faster.
- improve cognitive skills
- express feelings
- increase awareness of others/self
- enhance emotional/physical well being
- improve self-satisfaction
- manage pain
- improve speech and language skills
- and more
Art, Music, & Creative Writing Programs
We’re fortunate to have a lively creative arts program that includes:
Arts and Crafts
Dedicated volunteers lead the kids in a variety of craft projects in the waiting areas. Both children and parents especially enjoy the many ways a paper plate can be transformed into a work of art!
Volunteer musicians often share soothing, kid-friendly tunes on the guitar, piano, or violin. The children love learning about instruments, especially when they can strum a chord or two.
Thanks to donations from a local best-selling author, kids of all ages can’t wait to fill in their own plot twists and turns in a guided writing series. Volunteers also help children write poems and rhymes.
Do you have a talent?
We love community volunteers who are willing to share their special talents with our kids. If you’re interested, please contact the volunteer director.