The Value of Virtual Volunteering: Engaging Community Partners in Virtual Visits
This is a FREE pop-up webinar for all ACLP members. Learn how to quickly and effectively implement a virtual volunteer program. In addition, learn how this child life team maintained relationships with a variety of community partners and engaged them in supporting patients through virtual programming, virtual volunteering, and fundraising events.
1. Identify steps to creating a virtual volunteer program
2. Describe the implementation process for a virtual volunteer program
3. Learn how to keep community partners engaged with the child life team and volunteers
4. Plan your own virtual volunteer program
Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility
Kristina is a Certified Child Life Specialist in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital DanceBlue Hematology Oncology Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development, and went on to get her master’s degree in Family Sciences from the University of Kentucky. Kristina has been practicing child life for about 9 years now and has been an active member of ACLP, serving as committee member and chair for the Education and Training Committee. She has also facilitated several professional presentations at regional child life and nursing conferences, as well as at the ACLP’s annual conference, on child-life related topics and program development.
Jennifer is the Child and Family Life Coordinator for Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Family and Child Development with an emphasis in Child Life. As a child life specialist, Jennifer taught the child life administration class at the University of Missouri and has worked as a clinician in the field of child life for over 25 years. Jennifer has been an active member of the Association of Child Life Professionals, serving as chair and committee member for several student-focused task forces and professional committees. Jennifer has provided several presentations at regional child life and nursing conferences as well as at the annual Association of Child Life Professionals conference on child life-related topics and student program development.
Jennifer began working at Kentucky Children’s Hospital in 2016 and became the Child and Family Life Coordinator in 2017. Currently, she manages a growing department of 12 child life specialists who provide services to entire Children’s Hospital as well as UK Healthcare.
Jenna Cook is a Certified Child Life Specialist on the Pediatric Acute Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Jenna was born and raised in Michigan and completed her bachelor and master’s degree in Child Life at Western Michigan University before moving to Kentucky. She has been a Certified Child Life Specialist for 4 years and has enjoyed working in several inpatient and outpatient units helping children and families cope with the stressors of hospitalization.
Sydney is a Certified Child Life Specialist in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital DanceBlue Hematology Oncology Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. She is originally from Peoria, IL where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Olivet Nazarene University. Sydney has been a Certified Child Life Specialist for almost 3 years and has loved serving the children and families of Kentucky.
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