Volunteer Opportunities through University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network

Volunteers can make a positive impact with patients and families at University Hospitals. We offer two programs through which individuals can volunteer their time: Caring Hands and Healing Harmony. Through these volunteer programs, our patients, friends and families are provided warmth and comfort to help them toward well-being.

Caring Hands is a program in which volunteers provide complimentary hand massages for patients. This relaxing process helps patients by reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and improving the immune system.

Healing Harmony plays an important role in the healing process as volunteers provide soothing musical selections, vocal or instrumental. The enjoyment of music can reduce patient’s anxiety and promote well-being.

Volunteer Requirements

If you or someone you know would like to share your talents and make a difference in the lives of others, please consider volunteering through these programs. Specific program volunteer requirements may vary, but generally, volunteers should have:

  • Caring and enthusiasm
  • Relate well to patients as well as staff and guests
  • Ability to attend our volunteer orientation
  • Ability to contribute at least 1-2 hours of your time per week

As part of our established volunteering program, all volunteer applicants must also undergo a background check and 2-step tuberculosis (TB) test prior to beginning volunteer service.

Join Our Integrative Medicine Team of Volunteers

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Caring Hands volunteer program, please contact Barbara Nalette, CAVS, Director, Volunteer Services and Reception, University Hospitals by phone at 216-844-1504, email Barbara.Nalette@UHhospitals.org or through a convenient online form.

For more information about our innovative Healing Harmony Program or for questions about music-based volunteer opportunities, please contact Seneca Block, MT-BC, Healing Harmony Director, either by phone at 440-735-4212, email :Seneca.Block@UHhospitals.org.

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