Brenner Children's Volunteer Programs

Brenner Children's Hospital has two unique programs for volunteers looking to help our patients and families. They are Brenner's Crafty Kids and Books for Babies. Below are the details on how to get started volunteering with these programs.  

Brenner Children's Crafty Kids

Brenner Children's Crafty Kids is an entirely volunteer-based group who provide bedside arts and crafts activities for inpatient children at Brenner Children’s. Our goal is to reduce the stress and anxiety levels of our patients and their families. This also leads to less boredom and allows patients (and volunteers) to have fun in the process! 

Volunteer Service Requirements 

  • 18 years or older
  • Volunteer at least once per month
    • Status may revert to “inactive” if volunteer goes longer than a month between shifts. 
  • Minimum 4 month commitment
    • *Exceptions may be made for college students home for summer break if they are willing to commit to consistent volunteer shifts for the time period. 
  • Ability to carry ~15lb art suppy bag between patient rooms

Shift Times

Shift times are offered in 2 hour time slots from 8 am - 8 pm, 7 days a week.

How to Apply

  • Complete Online Volunteer Form
    • Under ‘Already Placed in Volunteer Area,’ type Brenner Children's Crafty Kids
  • Additional Required Forms 
    • Background Check 
    • Confidentiality Agreement
    • Confirmation of Volunteer Orientation
    • ID Badge and Parking form 
  • Volunteer Services Orientation (main floor near Ardmore elevators) 
    • Email or bring proof of recent flu shot and TB test
  • Obtain Volunteer ID Badge
  • Purchase Volunteer Scrub shirt $15 

Email Robin McCune if you have questions. 

Brenner Children's Books for Babies

Brenner Children's Books for Babies is an entirely volunteer-based group who interact with babies in the Brenner NICU and intermediate nursery. This program is important to provide positive interactions including holding, rocking, reading, and playing with babies. 

Volunteer Service Requirements 

  • 18 years or older
  • Volunteer at least once per month
    • Status may revert to “inactive” if volunteer goes longer than a month between shifts. 
  • Minimum 4 month commitment
    • *Exceptions may be made for college students home for summer break if they are willing to commit to consistent volunteer shifts for the time period. 

Shift Times (offered 7 days a week) 

  • 10 am – 12 pm 
  • 12 pm – 2 pm 
  • 2 pm – 4 pm 
  • 4 pm – 6 pm
  • 6 pm – 8 pm 

How to Apply

  • Complete Online Volunteer Form
    • Under ‘Already Placed in Volunteer Area,’ type Brenner Children's Books for Babies 
  • Additional Required Forms 
    • Background Check 
    • Confidentiality Agreement
    • Confirmation of Volunteer Orientation
    • ID Badge and Parking form 
  • Volunteer Services Orientation (main floor near Ardmore elevators) 
    • Email or bring proof of recent flu shot and TB test
  • Obtain Volunteer ID Badge
  • Purchase Volunteer Scrub shirt $15 

Email Robin McCune if you have questions.