Riley Hospital for Children

Riley Hospital for Children serves as a specialty referral center for infants, children and adolescents. Riley physicians are leaders in the treatment of children with heart disorders and were among the first in the country to perform twin-to-twin heart transplantation in an infant. Riley is the only center for pediatric heart transplantation in the state.

Today, Riley is one of the 15 largest children's hospitals in the nation. As part of Clarian Health, Riley-based IU School of Medicine physicians and surgeons, along with Riley nurses and staff, care for more than 57,000 patients a year.
opportunities

Below are some opportunities for you to get involved with this great organization. But don't limit yourself to just these! If you're excited about their mission, give them a call to see what other needs you may be able to fill. Thanks for serving and have fun making a difference!

Riley Volunteer Services Assistant

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Riley Volunteer Services Assistant (Daytime; Monday-Friday).

Volunteers assist the volunteer services staff by answering telephones, filing, entering volunteer hours, and various other tasks. Opportunity requires strong communication skills, dependability, and may require extensive mobility.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Patient/Visitor Guide

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Patient/Visitor Guide (Daytime/Evening; Monday-Friday).

Volunteers assist patient visitor representatives by proactively greeting, escorting, and familiarizing patients, families, and visitors with their respective destinations within Riley Hospital. Opportunity requires strong communication skills, working-knowledge of Riley Hospital, and requires extensive walking.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Riley Family Library

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Riley Family Library (Daytime/Evening/Weekend).

Volunteers assist library patrons with the use of library materials and equipment. Volunteers also assist the library staff with other duties necessary to the operation of the Block Family Library. Opportunity requires strong communication and customer service skills, knowledge of computers, and overall dependability.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Riley Safety Store

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Riley Safety Store (Daytime; Monday-Friday).

Volunteers assist with mailings, packet preparation, and providing information and assistance to customers. Opportunity requires strong communication and customer service skills and may require extensive walking.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Cleaning Coins

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Groups can volunteer together at this opportunity.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Cleaning Coins (One-time opportunity) Volunteers fetch, clean, and dry the coins that are thrown into the fountains in the atrium lobby located in Riley Hospital for Children. This is a one-time opportunity offered for organized groups.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Riley Gift Shop

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Riley Gift Shop (Daytime; Monday-Friday).

Volunteers assist staff by stocking and inventorying merchandise, assisting customers, and creating a quality-customer service environment. Opportunity requires strong customer service skills and may require extensive walking
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Recovery Room

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Recovery Room (day/evening).

Volunteers assist staff by locating families within the recovery room, while proactively greeting and visiting with families whose child is in surgery. General responsibilities include: assisting with clerical tasks, escorting family members throughout the hospital, and setting up a beds for patients as needed. Opportunity requires strong communication and customer service skills and extensive walking. For more information, Ronald McDonald House (Link to http://www.rmh-indiana.org/)
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Unit-Patient Liaison Programs

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Unit-Patient Liaison Programs (UPL) (Daytime/Evening/Weekend).

Unit-patient liaison volunteers are assigned to inpatient units within Riley Hospital to provide signature customer and support services to patients, families, visitors, and staff through a general desire for direct volunteer-patient interaction. UPL responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, rounding throughout the unit to check on patients, answering call lights and communicating the patients need to the proper staff member, stocking unit closets, assisting patients with ordering Classic Cuisine menus, visiting with patients and families, preparing unit welcome packets, and general clerical duties related to the unit. Opportunity requires good communication skills, self-motivation and ability to work independently, extensive walking, and a general sensitivity towards appropriate patient-volunteer experience. Unit-patient liaison opportunities exist on the following inpatient units:

* 3A: Pediatric Med Surge Unit
* 2A: Pediatric Med Surge Unit
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Child Life Volunteer

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Child Life Volunteer (Daytime/Weekend).

Volunteers work with a Child Life specialist in a group or individual setting to provide patients with play and diversion activities that will reduce stress and anxiety. General responsibilities include: assisting with the preparation of activities, cleaning and organizing equipment, and various clerical tasks. Opportunity requires strong communication skills, a desire to interact with youth, and extensive mobility.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

School Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
School Program (Daytime; During the School Year).

Volunteers tutor Riley patients on an individual basis or in a small group in an effort to maintain educational consistency. General responsibilities include: assisting patients with homework (reading, writing, and math) assigned by the Riley School Program staff. Opportunity requires strong communication skills, ability to work with youth of various ages (K-12), and extensive walking.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Magic Castle Cart

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Magic Castle Cart (Evening/Weekend).

Volunteer drives/pushes the Magic Castle Cart to the inpatient units within Riley, entertaining the patients and providing gifts and activities from the castle. Opportunity requires strong communication skills, an outgoing personality, and extensive walking.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Reading with Riley Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Reading with Riley Program.

Corporate businesses send employees to Riley to read to the patients and families within the Riley Outpatient Center. Local businesses sign up for a one-year commitment of sending one or two employees, one day per week to Riley to read a pre-selected children's story. Participants are provided parking and meal passes after completing their reading session. Interested businesses in the central Indiana area should contact Clarian Volunteer Services at 274-SERV.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

Volunteer Interpreter Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Volunteer Interpreter Program (VIP) (Daytime/Evening/Weekend).

Volunteer interpreters assist the Language Services department with interpretations for limited English-speaking patients and visitors within Clarian facilities and document translations. Opportunity requires successful completion of a medical interpreting class (Bridging the Gap) and a thorough interview conducted by the manager of Language Services.
Notes / Special Requirements
We have opportunities at Methodist, Indiana University, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Cancer Center, and the beltway clinics throughout Indianapolis. All volunteer applications are processed at the Volunteer Services office at Indiana University Hospital. Interviews are held at Methodist, IU and Riley.

When an application is received, applicants are personally interviewed and background checks are conducted.

2008 Teen Connect: Summer of Service Program

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Description
Numerous service opportunities exist for Summer of Service participants throughout four of Clarian's facilities: Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

* Direct patient interaction opportunities
* Customer service opportunities
* Limited patient interaction opportunities
* Research opportunities
* Clerical opportunities

Summer of Service Mission
To provide young adults with meaningful service opportunities that enrich their community service experiences, teach civic responsibility, and work toward strengthening our community.

Summer of Service Vision
The meaningful service opportunities provided to young adults in central Indiana will provide Clarian Health with valuable resources to support staff, increase effectiveness of programs, and improve patient experiences throughout our facilities.
Notes / Special Requirements

Age Requirement
Must be between 14 and 18 years of age by June 11, 2008.

Commitment and Attendance
Must commit to at least one (1), three-hour shift per week on consecutive weeks for a minimum of eight weeks during the months of June-August.

All program participants will be required to attend a minimum of two educational in-services provided throughout the summer by Clarian Health. Students will be able to choose from a variety of topics related to the health care field.