Creative Therapy: Art, Music, Writing

The Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, 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.

In fact, it’s been well documented that creative therapy can help:
  • 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 and 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.

  • Music

    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.

  • Creative Writing

    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.

Contact Us

Mary McCormack, CAVS

Volunteer Director
(904) 697-3517

Creative Therapy

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekly activities