Volunteer Service Areas

Art Cart

Engage patients in the creation of art.  Whether it helps pass the time, nurtures a budding talent or is chosen to be made into cards and sold at the Carousel Gift shop, this is a flexible and fun way to get involved.

Brownsville or McAllen Clinics

Help hungry and thirsty visitors and staff at the Snack Bar.  Banish boredom and alleviate everyone’s stress by reading or coloring with children in the waiting room.

Carousel Gift Shop & Cookie Connection

Enjoy working in a boutique-like setting?  Whether you are providing freshly-baked cookies to a busy intern, helping a nurse pick out the latest purse or blowing up just the right balloon for a visitor, this is an exciting and rewarding place to serve. Proceeds benefit our patients and families.

Chaplain Volunteers

Lend an ear; hold a hand; serve a family in need.  You can make a difference.

Child Life

Volunteers interact with patients, siblings, and families in the play area and at the bedside, to provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate play and socialization, to minimize the impact of hospitalization. Mature, enthusiastic, caring, and reliable volunteers need to demonstrate initiative, independence, and problem solving skills. Volunteers must be able to interact and engage with children of all ages and help maintain toys and play supplies for all areas.

Cottage Shop

Join the team that won the Caller Times’ Best of the Best award five years in a row in the resale store category.  Our dedicated resale shop volunteers sort and bring back to life, gently used items for sale to our loyal and dedicated customers.  Proceeds benefit our patients and families.

Cuddle Club

Provide the added human interaction that leads to overall improved development in hospitalized newborns.  Hold, rock, and comfort infants in the neonatal areas.  Read to, play music for, and interact with some of the hospital’s tiniest patients.  This area also serves older patients, their families and staff by providing a time out.

Half-Pint Library/Clinic Reader

Foster literacy and share your love of reading through book distribution or reading aloud in individual or group settings. Sort and clean books prior to distribution via our library book cart.

OR (Operating Room) Holding

Support parent and child as they wait for surgery to begin.  Whether you are reassuring a parent or getting a coloring book for the child, your service makes this process a little bit smoother for everyone concerned.

Ortho-Neuro Registration Desk

Join the Medical Office Specialists as they get their patients ready to see the doctors.  This busy area combines clerical work with patient interaction.

Paws Up

Train and certify your friendly canine with the Delta Society and then come see what a difference a dog visit can make in the life of a hospitalized child.

Room Service

Deliver movies and so much more.  These volunteers also deliver magazines and the occasional meal, not to mention running impromptu errands and working on projects with the Volunteer Services staff.

School Room

Promote learning in a Corpus Christi Independent School District classroom right here on hospital grounds.  Former or student teachers will aid teacher as she helps keep hospitalized children on target scholastically during their illness.

Surgical Waiting Room

Care for patient families as they wait for surgery to be complete.  These welcoming volunteers act as a liaison between families and medical staff, offering communication and updates as they come in, bringing families to consultation rooms, etc. Volunteers also provide fresh coffee, distractions for the siblings and assist with directions.

Teens

Try out for the popular Summer Volunteen program, a full and fun nine weeks of serving all over the hospital.  Teenagers between 15 and 18 years of age participate in the Volunteen Program. They support the Hospital by working in a number of departments as well as supporting fundraising activities. Applications accepted between February 1st and April 15th only.

Toy Room

Make sure that every admitted child and every birthday child receives a new toy as they round the hospital.

Welcome Center

Greet each visitor warmly, create a welcoming atmosphere at main entrance of hospital and provide directional assistance for our guests. This area is foundational for the Driscoll Way customer service.