Rock-A-Baby Program

Volunteers needed for the new Rock-A-Baby program at The University of Kansas Health System

There's nothing like the feeling of cuddling a newborn baby to make all of your troubles melt away. The benefits go both ways, as babies who are born too soon benefit from snuggling and rocking. We're seeking volunteers for the Rock-A-Baby program in our neonatal intensive care unit. To participate, you will need to fill out a volunteer application and submit a personal reference form. All volunteers chosen will have to complete an 8-hour training program, and are requested to volunteer at least 4 hours a week.


You can make a difference

Volunteer benefits

To show our appreciation for volunteering your time and talents, you'll receive:

  • Free garage parking close to the hospital entrance
  • Complimentary cafeteria meal provided upon completion of a 4-hour shift 
  • Free annual flu shot
  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Volunteers often find the greatest rewards are the people they meet and the friendships they forge.

Volunteer opportunities

As a valued member of our team, you'll work alongside highly trained health care professionals. To help ensure the work is fulfilling and rewarding, we'll match your skills and interests with the needs of the hospital. 
  • Clerical volunteers 
  • Delivery volunteers - Deliver patient mail, packages and flowers
  • Gift shop volunteers 
  • Pastoral care volunteers - Visit patients and support their spiritual needs
  • PathFinder volunteers - Escort visitors to their destinations 
  • Pets for Life/Pet Partners volunteers 
  • Reach Out and Read volunteers
  • Offsite volunteering opportunities at patient care locations throughout the community (For details, please check the volunteer application.)
Volunteer opportunities

How to volunteer

To become a volunteer, we require:

  • Minimum commitment of four hours per week for six months 
  • Completed volunteer application 
  • Personal interview 
  • One completed personal reference form 
  • A blood test to check for TB and immunity of childhood diseases provided free of charge 
  • Hospital orientation and training 
  • Purchase a uniform for $20 

To receive additional volunteer information, please call Volunteer Services, 913-588-6560.

You can also download and print our volunteer forms:

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Send your completed application and reference forms to:

The University of Kansas Hospital
Volunteer Services Department, MS 1021
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

You can also send your completed form by email.