Members of WAV provide a wide variety of volunteer services at SickKids. There is a diverse selection of volunteer opportunities including:
5Fifty5 Shop: Work in the shop as a salesperson, stocker, merchandiser, buyer, sewer or knitter.
Baby Gift Bags: Assemble and distribute giftbagsfor new teen mothers and their babies through the hospital’sYoung Families Program.
Bravery Beads: Deliver Bravery Beads to inpatient units and other storage areas in the hospital using the Bravery Bead Cart (flexible hours).
Clinic 9:Spend time with patients and siblings while providing play-based activities as well as caregiver relief.
Family Centre: Work with staff to run the book circulation desk, read to children at story time, help with craft activities and take the mobile book cart to inpatient units.
Haematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic: Spend time with patients and siblings while providing play-based activities as well as caregiver relief.
Main Information Desk: Provide information and directions to families and visitors to SickKids in a welcoming way.
Orthopaedic Clinic: Assist the clinic staff by keeping families informed of wait times and by helping children and families pass the time by talking and playing with children.
PlayPark: Work with Registered Childhood Educators to provide siblings of inpatients and clinic patients a safe and nurturing environment.
Poster Express and Decals: Take the Poster Express and Decal cart to inpatient units to exchange posters and decorate rooms with decals (flexible hours).
Seasonal Services: Join volunteer committees working on seasonal activities like the Silent Auction, Christmas Tree Gifts and Holiday Cards.
Surgical Waiting Room: Volunteers are the liaison between families whose children are having surgery and Peri-Operative Care Unit staff. The Surgical Waiting Room operates year-round and volunteers commit to a five-hour shift either in the morning or afternoon.