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FRC/ Bedside

Family Resource Center at the Bedside:
Provide patients and families with access to the library's many resources with special emphasis on the recreational collection. Encourage reading as a constructive past time and entertaining alternative to television. Offer nurturing and supportive one-on-one or small group time between patients and volunteers. Assist in checking out of videos, as well as books.

Qualifications:
Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 12 months
Strong people skills (bilingual a plus)
Willingness to work in an often emotionally sensitive and busy setting
Have an understanding of child development
Enthusiasm for reading, storytelling and playing with children

Scheduled Shifts:
2 hour shift, 1 day a week
6:00PM - 8:00PM, Monday through Sunday

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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FRC/ Books Alive

Books Alive!:
To offer children confined to their room, an interactive reading experience utilizing computer technology. Also provides children with one-to-one volunteer interaction.

Qualifications:
Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 12 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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FRC/ Staff

Family Resource Center Staff Volunteer:
Staff the reception desk of the Family Resource Center. Greet and orient library visitors and assist them in locating library resources. Answer the phone, direct inquiries and take messages. Maintain library usage statistics, record patron information, check resources in/out, shelve and file returned resources, straighten shelves, make photocopies and help with special projects.

Qualifications:
Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 12 months
Strong people and communication skills
Excellent clerical skills: typing, filing and computer data entry
Careful attention to details
Bilingual a plus, able to work with diverse hospital population

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

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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FRC/ Storyline

Storyline:
To offer children the opportunity to hear stories at any time of the day or night, providing comfort, distraction or entertainment. Record a children's story for the Family Resource Center's Storyline program. Books are available through the Family Resource Library however volunteers may select stories with final approval from Family Resource Library staff. There is no direct patient contact with this volunteer position.
Volunteer must participate in another Family Resource Library program in order to participate in Storyline.

Qualifications:
Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 12 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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FRC/Reading Buddies - Outpatient

Reading Buddies:
Provide reading aloud, storytelling activities and games for patients and their families in the outpatient clinics. Offer a friendly and supportive environment for children while they are waiting for appointments.

Qualifications:
Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 12 months
Strong people skills (bilingual a plus)
Willingness to work in an often emotionally sensitive and busy setting
Have an understanding of child development
Enthusiasm for reading, storytelling and playing with children

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

Inpatient and Outpatient Shifts available

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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FRC/Reading Buddies-Inpatient

Reading Buddies:
Provide reading aloud, storytelling activities and games for patients and their families in the outpatient clinics. Offer a friendly and supportive environment for children while they are waiting for appointments.

Qualifications:
Minimum age of 18 years
Minimum commitment of 6 12 months
Strong people skills (bilingual a plus)
Willingness to work in an often emotionally sensitive and busy setting
Have an understanding of child development
Enthusiasm for reading, storytelling and playing with children

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

Inpatient and Outpatient Shifts available

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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