Part 1: Ask yourself these questions:
If you answered yes to all of the questions, please continue. If you answered no to any of the questions, Cincinnati Children’s may not meet your goals as a volunteer.
- Have I carefully and realistically considered my schedule to make sure that I am able to commit to a weekly volunteer time for six consecutive months?
- Am I comfortable in a clinical environment where I will see children who are sick or in pain and parents under stress?
- Will I be able to treat my commitment to volunteer similarly to the seriousness with which I treat work or school obligations?
- Am I comfortable submitting personal references and having a background check?
- Do I enjoy new situations and the challenges of a large and dynamic hospital campus?
- Am I willing and able to maintain professional boundaries with patients and families?
Part 2: Consider these statements and decide if they are true for you:
If any of these statements are true, Cincinnati Children’s might not be the best volunteer experience for you.
- I want to gain clinical experience by practicing the skills I have learned at school.
- I hope that by volunteering I will be better able to work through my grief at the loss of a loved one.
- I have a story to tell and want to share my experiences with others.
- I have a month or two of unexpected free time and would like to volunteer on a short-term basis.
- I hope that volunteering will lead directly to employment at Cincinnati Children’s.
- I need to be busy all the time.
If you have thoroughly read the above information and have considered whether a weekly volunteer commitment is what you are looking for, we welcome you to continue the application process by seeing the opportunities on our website.