Ways to Help

Art Cart

This is a flexible and fun way to get involved while helping patients create original artwork. Patient art helps pass the time, nurtures a budding talent and is sometimes even made into cards and sold at the Carousel Gift shop.

Brownsville or McAllen Clinics

Help hungry and thirsty visitors and staff at the Snack Bar. Banish boredom and alleviate everyone’s stress by reading or coloring with children in the waiting room. There are no small tasks here—every minute of volunteering makes a difference.

Carousel Gift Shop & Cookie Connection

Enjoy working in a boutique-like setting? Whether you’re providing freshly baked cookies to a busy intern, helping a nurse pick out the latest purse or blowing up just the right balloon for a visitor, this is an exciting and rewarding place to serve. Proceeds benefit our patients and families.

Pastoral Care

Bringing comfort to patients and their families is a job our chaplain volunteers take on with pride and care. Lend an ear. Hold a hand. Serve a family in need.

 Learn more about chaplain volunteer guidelines.

Child Life

Do you love to connect through play? Volunteers here interact with patients, siblings and families in the play area and at the bedside, providing opportunities for developmentally appropriate play and socialization. Mature, enthusiastic, caring and reliable volunteers need to demonstrate initiative, independence and problem-solving skills. Volunteers must be able to interact and engage with children of all ages and help maintain toys and play supplies for all areas.

 Learn more about Child Life

Cottage Shop

Our dedicated resale shop volunteers sort and showcase gently used items for sales that benefit our patients and families. Whether you’re part of the volunteer staff or a loyal customer—you’re making a positive impact.

 Learn more about the Cottage Shop

Cuddle Club

Helping newborns develop can sometimes be as simple as a good snuggle. Cuddle Club volunteers provide the critical, human service of holding, rocking and comforting infants in the neonatal areas. You might also read or play music to interact with these precious, tiny patients.

Book Distribution

Foster literacy and share your love of reading through book distribution. Along with sharing books in the hospital, volunteers will also sort and clean books prior to distribution via our library book cart.

Ortho Registration Desk

Join the Medical Office Specialists as they get their patients ready to see the doctors. This busy area combines clerical work with patient interaction.

Paws for Patients

Train and certify your friendly canine with Paws for Patients—and then see the difference a dog visit can make in the life of a hospitalized child.

Learn More about Paws for Patients

School Room

Promote learning in a Corpus Christi Independent School District classroom right here on hospital grounds. Former or student teachers will aid the teacher as they help keep hospitalized children on target scholastically during their illness.

Surgical Waiting Room

Care for patient families as they wait for surgery to be completed. These welcoming volunteers act as liaisons between families and medical staff, offering updates as they come in, bringing families to consultation rooms and more. Volunteers also provide fresh coffee and fruit, distractions for the siblings and assistance with directions.

Toy Room

There’s something to celebrate every day, even if you’re a child in the hospital. As a Toy Room volunteer, you’ll help make sure that every admitted child and every child celebrating a birthday receives a new toy as they round the hospital.

Welcome Center

Want to help create the first impression of the hospital? At the Welcome Center, volunteers greet each visitor warmly, create a welcoming atmosphere at the main entrance of the hospital and provide directional assistance for our guests. This area is foundational for the Driscoll Way customer service.

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