Available Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Children’s Specialized Hospital.

At this time, we are not accepting new volunteer applications. We appreciate your interest and desire to dedicate your time to our hospital.

Stay healthy and safe.

Best Regards,

Volunteer Department

Recreational Therapy Programs in our Mountainside & Toms River Facilities:

  • Patient Cuddler - Provide socialization and play opportunities with residents under the age of 3 (must be 21 years of age and older).
  • Patient Pal - Assist resident with homework and socialization opportunities.
  • Room Buddy - Assist at bedside to engage residents in play and socialization activities.
  • Open Playroom - Assist children with assorted play activities during open recreation time.
  • Evening Recreation - Assist children with assorted play activities during open recreation time.

Recreational Therapy Programs in our New Brunswick Facility:

  • Patient Cuddler - Provide rocking or holding of infants in need of interaction and play one on one with toddler or preschool children on unit (must be 21 years of age and older).
  • Open Playroom - Assist infants/toddlers with assorted play activities during open recreation time.
  • Recreation Room - Assists staff with patient activities, games, crafts, sports, music and special events.
  • Evening Recreation - Assist children with assorted play activities during open recreation time.

Therapy Observation in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor, Hamilton, Mountainside, Newark, New Brunswick, Toms River, and Warren.

The following positions are an excellent opportunity for volunteers who are looking to pursue the therapy fields by assisting therapists with a variety of non-therapeutic duties.

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology

Activity Connection - Social Programs in Mountainside, New Brunswick & Toms River:

  • Adaptive Aquatics - Provide one to one with participants to engage them in swim activities and to ensure safety.
  • Evening Recreation - Provide assistance and supervision for individuals with disabilities (ages 8-21) during social and recreational activities.
  • Friday Night Fever - Provide assistance and supervision for individuals with disabilities (ages 13-21) during social and recreational activities in the community.
  • Martial Arts - Provide one to one supervision of assigned child during class to ensure safety.
  • Supportive Swim - Provide one to one with participants to engage them in swim activities, games, free play and to ensure safety.
  • Teen Night - Provide assistance and supervision for individuals with disabilities (ages 13-21) during social and recreational activities.
  • Yoga - Provide one to one supervision of assigned child during class to ensure safety.

Other Opportunities:

  • Clerical Office Assistant
  • Lobby Escort
  • Summer Camps & Special Events

Contact Us

For questions about volunteering, contact the Volunteer Department

volunteers@childrens-specialized.org

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