Volunteer Service Areas
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.
Lend an ear; hold a hand; serve a family in need. You can make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
Foster literacy and share your love of reading through book distribution. Sort and clean books prior to distribution via our library book cart.
Ortho 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.
Train and certify your friendly canine with Pet Partners and then come see what a difference a dog visit can make in the life of a hospitalized child.
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 and fruit, distractions for the siblings and assist with directions.
Make sure that every admitted child and every child celebrating a birthday receives a new toy as they round the hospital.
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.