The staff of the neonatal units acknowledge the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of each infant in the high technology environment. We seek Cuddlers to assist us in providing the caring touch and nurturance that is essential to optimize human social development.
This program recruits approximately 30 volunteers, once a year. To be placed on the waitlist, you must first attend an orientation and complete the interview and onboarding process. Currently, the waitlist is at least 2 years long.
Minimum age of 21 years
Minimum commitment of 1 year
Emotional maturity, good interpersonal skills
Good physical health
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Sensitivity, open mind, commitment and dependability
Assertive and flexible
3 - 4 hour shift, 1 day a week
5:00AM - 1:00AM, Monday through Sunday
Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building
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