Our Family Room volunteers are vital to providing a comfortable ‘home away from home’ for our families within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center within Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite.
At this time, because of the medically fragile nature of the families we serve and the ever-growing health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-site volunteer opportunities have been suspended until further notice at our Family Room. See below on how you help cater meals for the Family Room.
Ways to Volunteer
Volunteers maintain a set schedule of two to three hour shifts weekly or biweekly. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old and commit to a minimum of 1 year of service, subject to our needs.
- Pass a criminal background check. (paid by Hospital)
- Provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), chickenpox, and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap). (paid by Hospital)
- Be willing to receive an annual tuberculosis (TB) screening (via blood test).
- Be willing to receive annual flu vaccination.
- Adhere to the Children’s policies and procedures.
- Complete the online volunteer application and orientation process.
Volunteer Shifts Offered
- 9 a.m.-NOON
- NOON-3 p.m.
- 3-6 p.m.
- 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays:
- 9 a.m.-Noon
- Noon-3 p.m.
- 3-6 p.m.
Responsibilities may include:
- Welcoming, assisting and orienting new families and volunteers
- Answering phones and providing front desk reception when needed
- Helping Family Room Coordinator assist families in and out
- Answering basic questions about Family Room and/or ARMHC
- Cleaning out refrigerator & throwing away old food
- Take inventory of supplies and items
- Clean, organize and restock
Provide a well-balanced meal to warm the hearts and bellies of families who have children receiving care within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center within Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Exclusion Policy
- Aflac patients, parent/guardians and siblings must wait two years from the date the patient completes treatment or transitions to another health-care facility to volunteer through Volunteer Services.
- Bereaved Aflac parent/guardians and siblings must wait at least two years from the death of their child/sibling to volunteer through Volunteer Services.
- After a period of two years, bereaved Aflac families may host meals and patient parties where direct patient interaction will occur. Prior to implementation, the proposed event must be approved and coordinated with an Aflac family support team member. Events may not exceed four times per calendar year and will be supervised by an Aflac staff member.
- Bereaved Aflac parents and siblings can volunteer through volunteer services at CHOA, but will be placed on non-Aflac patient care areas.
If you would like to provide a meal that is individually boxed and commercially prepared from a caterer, grocery store deli, or delivered from a restaurant establishment, please sign up to secure an open date on our meal calendar. We will follow up with more information after you register — including the number of meals needed, meal options, and drop-off details. To arrange a delivery of a meal, contact Jamesse Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Weekly Breakfast: The most important meal of the day is breakfast! Help make a family’s morning by providing and serving a warm, delicious breakfast to start their morning. Program is available seven days a week.
- Weekly Lunches: Sometimes we all need a little pick me up! Schedule to cater lunch to help break up a family’s long day within the hospital. Program is available seven days a week.
- Weeknight Dinners: Dinner is an important meal of day for families to come together as one. Secure a night to provide a catered dinner for our families. Program is available Monday through Friday.