Volunteers play an important role in putting children at ease and encouraging them to return to the Center for therapy and other appointments. Children arriving often must wait while their parents or family members are attending appointments. While waiting, children are greeted by volunteers who provide structured activities to engage them and lessen their anxiety while in the playroom/waiting area. Waiting Room Volunteers have access to a wide variety of educational and recreational resources when serving as ambassadors in the play/waiting area. The developmentally appropriate resources include both purchased and donated items:
- Child-sized furniture
- Extensive children’s library
- Play area and kitchen
- Stuffed animals
- Educational videos
- Board games
- Coloring books
- Lego tables and supplies
- Art and crafts
Volunteer hours are flexible. Hours of operation requiring volunteer services as a Waiting Room Ambassador are usually 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. All Kristi House volunteers are required to perform 20-hours of volunteer service as a Waiting Room Ambassador.
No prior experience working with children is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. An interview, completed application, police clearance letter, background check, fingerprinting, orientation and 20-hour commitment are required for consideration. To get started, please complete the volunteer application form below.
This is a required orientation only for volunteers who have completed their volunteer application form and the necessary paperwork and background checks. Please contact us for more information on getting started and attending a volunteer orientation.
For additional information about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Letty Ellis at 305-547-6868, or LEllis@kristihouse.org.