Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in Hearts Need Art!

Our volunteers are vital to the success of our mission to alleviate feelings of isolation and suffering in adult cancer patients and their families in the hospital.

We are looking for volunteers with positive, calm, healing energy. Once you submit your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. If selected, you will then complete a training and orientation with us and the hospital volunteer program before you begin.

Requirements to work directly with patients:

  • Participate in ongoing mentorship and training with the Hearts Need Art team.
  • Complete an application and background check form through the Methodist Hospital volunteer program.
  • Complete Methodist Hospital’s volunteer training program. The hospital offers volunteer training once or twice a month. It usually lasts 2-3 hours on a week day.
  • Immunizations
    • For the health and well-being of our volunteers and our patients, we require that all volunteers be immunized against Rubella (German measles) Rubeola (red measles). Volunteers will provide to the Employee Health department before volunteering all of the following:
      • Documentation of prior vaccination for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) if born in 1957 or later.
      • Documentation of any previous TB skin testing within the last five years.
      • Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccine if you have received it.
      • Documentation of the VZV (Chicken pox) vaccine if you have received it
    • If you do not have documentation, blood work can be taken to check for immunity.
    • You will also need a TB test if you have not had one in the last year.

Applications are reviewed by Hearts Need Art as well as oncology social workers and decisions based on the current needs of our patients. If you are not offered a position, we hope you will join the ranks of others who become advocates for arts-in-medicine programs. Please refer other artists, musicians, and volunteers who match our profile. We appreciate your support in finding the right fit for our mission.

Thank you!

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