Stephanie Porto,
Peds Pals Volunteer
"The thing that fulfills me most is when a hospitalized child, who is inevitably bored and therefore less likely to be positive, comes out of that when I read to them, color with them, play games or just listen to them."

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Peds Pals Program

Peds Pals Volunteers are placed in New York Methodist Hospitals Inpatient Pediatric Unit. Volunteers go room to room visiting with patients helping to cheer them up by playing board games, card games, reading stories and coloring.

Our Inpatient Pediatric Unit admits patients from birth to age 21 so volunteers get to interact with a variety of ages.

We are looking for energetic and compassionate volunteers to take part in this program.

Minimum Age: 18
Minimum Time Commitment: One shift per week for a minimum of six months.

7 days a week: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 12-2 p.m., 6-8 p.m.

Program Best Suited for:
Retirees, Working Professionals and College Students