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Chariot Program

Patient Experience programs are designed to promote growth and development, minimize psychological trauma, maintain normal living patterns, and assist the patient and family to effectively cope with hospitalization and/or illness.
To serve as a link between patients and staff by providing support during continuity of care
To nurture and enhance support offered to patients and their families during inpatient or outpatient visits by facilitating coping and socialization mechanisms for patients and families to serve as an information ambassador in offering way-finding and resource referral information
Under the direction of Patient Experience and the training of Child Life, volunteers assist by meeting with children who are waiting for procedural appointments as well as in infusion unit (SSU).
Volunteers will work with patient to determine best choice of pre-op stress reducing entertainment

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -Main & West Building

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CL/Activity Cart

Activity Cart
Engage children with open ended activities at the bedside. Foster enthusiasm and promote an
atmosphere that is supportive of creativity and self-expression without judgment of skills.

Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 months
Strong people skills
Bilingual a plus
Ability to work well with all children of all ages and diagnosis
Some awareness of child growth and development is preferred

Scheduled Shifts: 2 hour shift, 1 day a week
10:00AM - 4:00PM, Monday through Friday

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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CL/Playroom: Main

Main Playroom
This is a recreation program available to patients, siblings and their families. Volunteers are needed to support the hospital staff by playing with the children.

Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum 6-month commitment (on the same weekday and time)
Experience working with children

Outgoing and able to relate well to patients and their families. Able to work with minimal supervision, willing to take direction. Flexible, creative, playful, punctual, reliable

Scheduled Shifts: 3 hour shift, 1 day a week

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Main Building

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Studio Volunteer

Department: Child Life and Creative Arts: Studio Programming

Program Goals: To assist the studio team with providing fun and engaging programming to patients and families.

Schedule: 2-3 hour shifts Monday-Friday
Time Commitment: weekly, 6-month miminum on the same weekday and time

Must have excellent communication skills, sensitivity and good judgment. Ability to use resources effectively in providing information. Ability to interact with patients, families and staff in a non-judgmental, non-intrusive manner. Self-starter with the ability to observe and/or seek out when or where assistance is needed. Willing to be trained on hospital policies, studio workflow, and/or studio equipment/software.

Spanish speaking candidates are a plus!


  • Meet with supervisor at the beginning of each shift to review the day's tasks

  • Orient patients & families regarding upcoming studio programs

  • Assemble craft kits for patients to go along with Studio craft tutorial videos

  • Deliver craft kits, prizes, and other studio materials to patients at bedside

  • Assist with live show production (audio/visual boards)

  • Opportunities will be available for volunteers to cohost a show with a patient (if interested)

  • Assist in organizing studio materials/prizes

  • Answer patient phone calls during some live shows

  • Opportunities will be available for volunteers to edit patient video projects (if interested)

  • Log patient engagement on productivity excel sheet

  • Assist studio team with studio special events (movie screenings, special guests, etc.)

  • Seek supervisor guidance/clarification as needed

  • Ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained especially when utilizing the daily patient census

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Main Building

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