Thank You for your interest in volunteering at Almost Home Kids at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois. Please keep in mind that this application is used as a preliminary screening tool. Please take your time to consider and answer all of the questions.

You will need to complete this application if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. If you are not yet 16 years old, or cannot commit to a minimum of 4 volunteer hours every month for a 4 month time period, you may want to consider other volunteer opportunities in the area.

After you attend a Volunteer Orientation ~ PLEASE UPLOAD A COLOR PHOTO OF YOURSELF IN THE APPROPRIATE BOX ON THE PROFILE TAB IN YOUR APPLICATION.

Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. Thank you!


Personal Information


Volunteer Role

Please specify for which of the following roles you would like to apply:


RECREATIONAL VOLUNTEER – Engage the children with play activities such as reading, puzzles, sensory toys or simply holding a baby. It is important to be comfortable volunteering with a child who has complex medical needs. Opportunities are available 7 days a week.


ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER - Assist with various administrative projects. Opportunities are available on an as needed basis.


MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER - Engage in various indoor or outdoor projects. Opportunities are available on an as needed basis.



Volunteer Type

Please specify if you are applying to be an ongoing volunteer, or if you are doing a specific number of volunteer hours for school/church. Please know that we require a minimum of 4 hours each month consecutively for the 4 month time period following your orientation.



School, if currently attending

Please tell us the name of your school.



Occupation

If employed, please tell us the name of your employer and the position you hold. Let us know if you are retired.



Emergency Contact


Commitment

We require a minimum commitment for recreational volunteers of 4 volunteer hours each month for at least 4 months immediately following your orientation . We ask for a consistent long-term commitment in order to provide the best possible care for our patients and families. Are you able to make a commitment of this nature at this time? Please consider this question carefully.



Relevant Experience

Please let us know how you heard about Almost Home Kids and indicate any skills, talent, or experiences which relate to your volunteer interests.



The Children We Serve

The families whose children are being cared for at Almost Home Kids are often under great stress. We seek volunteers who are comfortable extending a friendly and calm demeanor. Are you comfortable working with children who have complex medical needs? Please describe any experience you have with children that have complex medical needs. Prior experience not required.



Other

Do you have a special need or disability requiring special assistance in order to volunteer? If so, please explain.



I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this questionnaire does NOT automatically register me as an Almost Home Kids volunteer.


By Submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided is true and accurate.