Seeking for fun, opportunities to interact with children, and feeling of “giving something back”?
Radio Lollipop is an international organisation founded over 25 years ago to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children and young people, primarily in hospitals. The service to children and young people is provided entirely by volunteers who have been especially selected, and trained to make a child’s stay in hospital more fun and less frightening.
Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play - providing smiles and laughter to children at a time when they need it most with games, crafts, prizes, face painting etc.
WHERE: Royal Victoria Infirmary (2 minutes walk from the Union!)
Monday, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Tuesday, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Wednesday, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Friday, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Sunday, 1.30 – 3.30pm
In order to provide a reliable service for the children there is a minimum time commitment of one session per week, with a 12 month commitment.
There is a 6 month probation period before becoming a full volunteer during which time attendance must meet a minimum criteria (student holidays are allowable).
ROLES: Ward and based volunteers
Entertain and amuse children, siblings (and parents!) of Newcastle RVI wards covered include burns, dialysis, children’s cancer, post-surgery, general wards, and others. Soon to open are orthopaedic & bone marrow transplant units.
Voluntary management team roles also available!
After July 2011, some radio presenting roles may be available.
Experiences in working with children; social, interpersonal, and communication skills
General support and helping
Team working with other volunteers
Mentoring and Befriending