Volunteers make Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children a special place for patients and families and are an integral part of the hospital’s daily activity. Though our volunteers’ backgrounds are diverse, they’re united in the desire to contribute their time and talents to our children and their families.
We have two different programs for TSRHC Adult Volunteers and a summer program for our Junior Volunteers.
The weekday volunteer program is designed for adults who are available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Volunteer shifts are typically morning, afternoon or both, based on the amount of time you have available. Depending on current hospital needs and your availability and interests, a schedule and position can be determined during your interview. Volunteer opportunities are available in most departments of the hospital. Our volunteers are a vital part of the hospital’s warm, friendly atmosphere.
The evening volunteer program is designed to provide a group activity for inpatients, siblings and family members Mon. - Thurs. evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Activities consist of playing games and sports, watching movies and participating in arts & crafts and outings in the park with inpatients. Evening volunteers also assist the information desk staff and help distribute linens & snacks on the inpatient floor. Volunteers provide fun and recreation to keep the children’s minds off of their medical care and provide family-oriented activities while they’re at TSRHC.
Whether helping navigate the halls, giving hugs or handing out their signature popcorn, our volunteers dedicate their caring hearts and hands to patients and their families.
There are many ways to be involved as a volunteer at TSRHC. So many, in fact, that we can’t list them all. Here are some of the ways giving your time and energy will benefit the thousands of patients treated at TSRHC each year and help the hospital continue to provide exceptional care to patient families.
Welcome new patients and their families to the hospital.
Child Life Playroom Assistant
Provide a smile and emotional support as you join patients in the playroom for planned activities.
Receive, sort and deliver mail to the hospital’s departments.
School Room Assistant
Assist DISD teachers with the educational needs of our patients.
Provide nonmedical support for patients and families undergoing outpatient lab procedures.
Surgery Waiting Area
Serve as a host or hostess to families of surgical patients by providing hospitality, information and emotional support.
Assist inpatient nursing staff with phone calls, errands and patients’ nonmedical needs.
Assist patients and their families at check-in and facilitate patient flow within the clinic.
Assist various departments with office and clerical tasks.
Pop and serve TSRHC’s famous popcorn to patients, families, guests and staff. A fixture of the hospital, the popcorn stand not only provides a fresh aroma throughout the building, it also raises valuable funds for the hospital.
Sew items for our patients while being involved in our in-house sewing group.
Assist patients and families at check-in, answer phones and transport medical records and films.
Create works of art to be sold in our annual volunteer craft bazaars, which benefit TSRHC patients.
Work in the hospital gift shop, where you’ll welcome and assist customers with purchases.
Provide hospital tours to groups or individuals interested in learning more about the hospital.
Organize and maintain TSRHC’s children’s library, which provides books and other resources to patients and their families.
Welcome hospital guests, patients and families by providing information and directions as well as escorting guests throughout the hospital.
Provide and assist with activities, such as arts and crafts, games and parties for inpatients Monday through Thursday evenings.
Join hospital staff and other volunteers and serve as a hospital representative at more than 250 community events each year.
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