All volunteers receive online and in-house training to prepare them for their volunteer positions. Below are brief descriptions of positions available. Volunteer opportunities are available in two- or four-hour shifts Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon or 1–5 p.m. Openings for these positions change constantly.
We strive to match volunteers with an assignment, day and time that best meets their needs as well as ours. Positions are subject to availability.
Recreational Activities for Children
Volunteer pet visitation teams provide lots of "puppy love" to patients and their families in the waiting rooms. All dogs must have an annual registration and insurance from a pet visitation accrediting organization. Pets must be bathed within 24 hours of visiting our patients. Teams usually volunteer for a two-hour shift twice a month.
Optional Additional Service: On alternate weeks, volunteers may serve in another capacity during the weeks that they are not bringing their pet to visit.
Volunteers provide recreational activities to patients in our lobby. If you like to play, do arts and crafts and color, then this is the volunteer position for you. Do you enjoy reading? Share that love with children gathering a group together and reading out loud to the patients.
If you have previous experience as a clown and want to entertain pediatric patients, you will have a new volunteer home at Nemours. Whether you do hand and face painting, perform magic tricks or tell funny stories, your talents are sure to delight children of all ages.
Greet patients and families as they leave their appointment and escort them for a special treat. Answer their general questions and help families find their way around the clinic.