Letter from the CEO
Dear all our Volunteers,
Welcome to the Children in Hospital Ireland (CIH) team. Thank you for choosing to volunteer with us and to make the experience of children in hospital and their families, a little easier.
Volunteers are the core of CIH’s work and we see first-hand, the difference our service makes to children and parents during what can be an incredibly stressful time. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work with a team of volunteers in your chosen hospital to support the medical and play staff and bring your skills and experience into each interaction with children and their families.
This volunteer manual presents all the key information that you will need during your time volunteering with CIH. We are proud to say we have been awarded the Investing in Volunteers, quality standards award for our processes and practices in supporting volunteers but if you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact our Volunteer Manager, Elizabeth Morrin or Volunteer Co-ordinator, Emma Barrett and they will be happy to respond.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our volunteer events or in the hospital that you are placed in and I hope you enjoy your time with us in CIH.
CEO, Children in Hospital Ireland