Musicians On Call Volunteer Musician (Children's Hospital Colorado - Seacrest Studios/Bedside)
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Musicians On Call
Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th 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!
Bedside Performance Program
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. The Bedside program is on Thursday evenings at 5:30 PM.
Virtual Program - Seacrest Studios
MOC's Virtual Program at Seacrest Studios is a 30-45 minute performance that is broadcast live from the hospital's studio to patient rooms. While most patients watch from their beds, some children who are healthy enough may come down to watch in the studio. Musicians will play 8-10 hospital and kid-friendly songs. Patients can call-in to ask questions and interact with the musician in between songs. Each virtual program is led by the on-site Seacrest Studio Manager. The virtual program is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm.
Musician applicants must submit a sample of their music prior to acceptance into the program. Volunteer Musicians must complete MOC’s training process, which includes:
- phone interview
- handbook, orientation, and quiz
- background check & confidentiality agreement
Volunteer Musicians must also shadow at least one virtual program before they perform for their first show at Seacrest Studios. After completion of training, volunteers commit to volunteering once a month for at least one year.
- Training Provided