Thank you for your interest in the Weekday Volunteer Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago! We are always seeking qualified candidates to volunteer with our patients and families.
Before proceeding to the questionnaire, please confirm that you are able to answer yes to the following:
Please keep in mind that this questionnaire is used as a preliminary screening tool. Please allow some time to consider and answer the questions.
We collect this information for statistical purposes only, in order to assess and improve our efforts to attract and retain a diverse volunteer base that reflects the diversity of the patients and families we serve. Answering the following questions is strictly voluntary, and your answers or decision not to answer will not affect your eligibility for volunteering in any way.
The weekday program requires a weekly commitment to a three hour shift. This shift would occur sometime M-F, between 9am-5pm for at least six consecutive months. Volunteer shifts are set, which means that volunteer always come in on the same day of the week during the same shift time for the full, 6-month commitment.
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.
Please list any current or previous experience you have in a healthcare setting, as well as how long you did it. (For example: previous volunteering, interning, working, etc.)
The families whose children are being treated at our hospital are often under great stress. We seek volunteers who are comfortable extending friendly, calm and appropriate support to ease their stress. Are you comfortable working with a diverse patient/family population? Please describe a time when you were able to extend friendly, calm, and appropriate support to a young person or family who was struggling.
Volunteer assignments involve direct work with patients and families. We seek people who are very comfortable working with children of a variety of ages, abilities, and illness levels. This may also include children experiencing trauma and/or other mental health crises or who may have behavior challenges. Please let us know about relevant experience you have working or interacting with children/youth.
What personal characteristics do you possess that you believe will assist you with volunteering at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago? And how do you see yourself contributing to the hospital experience as a volunteer?
I understand and agree that submitting this questionnaire does NOT automatically register me as a Lurie Children's volunteer.
My application will be reviewed, and I will be contacted about next steps, should my background and experience match the hospital's current volunteer needs.
By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.
I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer:
By checking the below box labeled "I agree" you are applying your signature and you agree to the above statements. This electronic form will be retained in your volunteer file.