Volunteer Opportunities with Infants and Children

The MetroHealth System offers plenty of ways for groups and individuals to volunteer. If your company or organization is interested in volunteering, please view our corporate volunteering flyerIndividuals interested in volunteering can learn more about featured opportunities below, and should submit an application to get started.

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Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center

Note: This opportunity is currently full. We are not accepting new volunteers at this time.

Description: Assist with nutrition and fitness classes for children.
Volunteers Needed: Weekdays
Commitment Required: 3 months
Minimum Age: 18
Location: MetroHealth Medical Center, Main Campus

Child Life

Description: Interact with and provide activities for infants and children in a playroom and at the bedside.
Volunteers Needed: Weekdays 10 a.m. - Noon or 2 - 4 p.m.
Commitment Required: 3 months
Minimum Age: 18
Location: MetroHealth Medical Center, Main Campus

Infant Comforter

Note: This opportunity is currently full. We are not accepting new volunteers at this time.

Description: Provide nurturing support by holding and rocking infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Nursery.
Volunteers Needed: Weekdays and weekends
Commitment Required: 6 months
Minimum Age: 18
Location: MetroHealth Medical Center, Main Campus

Loving Paws at MetroHealth

Description: Bring your dog to visit patients and families. Dogs must be certified through Therapy Dogs International or Pet Partners.
Volunteers Needed: Weekdays and weekends. One-hour shift.
Commitment Required: 6 months
Minimum Age: 18
Locations: MetroHealth Medical Center, Main Campus
                   MetroHealth Medical Center, Old Brooklyn
                   Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing Care

Reach Out and Read

Description: Read to young children in pediatric waiting areas. Demonstrate the importance that reading has in a child’s development.
Volunteers Needed: Weekdays for two-hour shifts between 10 a.m. - Noon or 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Commitment Required: 3 months
Minimum Age: 18
Locations: MetroHealth Medical Center, Main Campus

Reiki

Description: In MetroHealth’s Hands to Heart Reiki Clinic, qualified volunteers offer Reiki appointments to patients and employees in need of a healing touch. Learn more about Reiki at MetroHealth.
Please note: Practitioners must submit a formal application and have trained through the second level of Reiki and preferably Master Level. Download the Reiki Practitioner Application [PDF]
Volunteers Needed: As assigned
Commitment Required: 6 months
Minimum Age: 18
Locations: MetroHealth Medical Center, Main Campus
                   MetroHealth Medical Center, Parma

Spirit of Music at MetroHealth

Description: Make music part of the healing process by sharing your vocal or instrumental talent with patients and visitors. A brief audition is required.
Volunteers Needed: Schedule varies
Commitment Required: 3 months
Minimum Age: 16
Locations: All MetroHealth Locations