Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) Volunteer
Volunteers in the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) help to provide patients and their family a welcoming and comfortable experience. CDD volunteers may spend time with pediatric patients in the waiting room and exam room during various appointments and help staff with basic unit tasks. Unit tasks include organizing the waiting room and children's play area, as well as stocking patient and parent forms.
All prospective CDD volunteers will attend large group orientation, where they will receive general University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics information. Volunteers will also attend small group orientation to receive training and information specific to the CDD, including a brief tour of the area. Volunteers will receive training from the department staff.
The dress code for this unit is a Volunteer Services polo, khaki pants, and closed-toe shoes. Shirts are available for purchase at Wild Rose Gifts (Main Entrance Lobby) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers must follow the professional appearance policy, which includes wearing the volunteer badge at all times.
The CDD is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Three volunteer hours (not necessarily consecutive) per week are required.
Areas of Study Best Suited
This unit is a great fit for students who are dependable and able to quickly establish rapport with patients and hospital personnel.