Musicians On Call - Volunteer Guides and Musicians - STATEN ISLAND
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Musicians On Call
Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Musicians On Call is a nonprofit organization that provides live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals and health care facilities. We are excited to announce that we are expanding to Staten Island! We're looking for Volunteer Guides and Musicians to help us get started.
MOC Volunteer Musicians perform acoustically at the bedsides of patients and are always accompanied by a trained MOC Volunteer Guide. Volunteer Musicians play one song per room and interact with patients, their families and hospital staff. All lyrics MUST be appropriate for a hospital setting, therefore MOC provides an approved song list for musicians to select their repertoire for hospital visits. Any other material outside of the approved song list may be submitted to MOC staff for approval.
Musician applicants must also submit a sample of their music prior to acceptance into the program. Volunteer Musicians must complete MOC's training process which is outlined below.
Volunteer Guides escort Volunteer Musicians from room to room as they play 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. Volunteer Guides will become a badged volunteer at the facility of their choice. Each healthcare facility typically has additional requirements including orientation, background check, and immunizations like TB tests and/or flu shots.
Both Guides and Musicians will need to complete MOC's orientation process which includes:
- online application
- phone interview
- handbook, orientation & quiz
- sign volunteer agreement & submit photo ID
- background check (musicians)
After completion of training, volunteers to commit to volunteering once a month for at least one year. Please go to www.musiciansoncall.org/volunteer to apply!
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