MUSICIANS ON CALL VOLUNTEER GUIDES (NEW YORK - CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT MONTEFIORE)
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Musicians On Call
Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Children's Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Musicians On Call is a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Help deliver the healing power of music to patients at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx!
Volunteer Guide Role
Volunteer Guides escort Volunteer Musicians from room to room as they play for music for patients. Volunteer Guides knock on each hospital room door and ask patients if they feel like hearing music. They also introduce the musicians prior to their performances and guide them through the facility. Each guide is assigned to a specific healthcare facility.
The Volunteer Guide is the "eyes and ears" of MOC during the Bedside Performance Program as well as the liaison between the hospital and the Volunteer Musician. But most importantly, Volunteer Guides know the protocols, policies and expectations of the hospitals or healthcare facilities in which they volunteer and are responsible for making sure these guidelines are upheld during the program. Volunteer Guides are critical to the success of the program.
MOC's orientation process includes the following:
- phone interview
- handbook, orientation, and quiz
- background check & confidentiality agreement
- shadowing an experienced volunteer at least twice
Each healthcare facility typically has additional requirements including orientation, ID badge and immunizations like TB tests and/or flu shots. Volunteer Guides may be asked to submit his or her shot record to the facility where they will be volunteering.
After completion of training, volunteers commit to volunteering once a month for at least one year.
- Training Provided