Role overview

Helium Arts is looking for volunteers to take part in the Teddy Bear Check Up on 5th July 2019.

Call for Volunteers

Teddy Bear Check Up is an interactive event We are looking for additional volunteers to take on the following roles:

Clinical/Medical Volunteers

  • To role play the Teddy Doctors

Creative Volunteers

  • To facilitate creative play around completing Teddy’s Medical Chart
  • To facilitate imaginative play around a cardboard ambulance

Time needed: During the times above. Volunteers are asked to arrive 60 minutes in advance of the event start-time.

Important dates

Friday 5th July: 12pm-6pm

Teddy Bear Check Up

Dublin 2

About the Event

The Helium Arts’ Teddy Bear Check Up puts the child at the centre of a Doctor-Patient imaginative role play, as the minder of their Teddy to absorb self-care skills, first-aid, and to better understand basic medical procedures they might experience at the GP or hospital. Children become less fearful, more positive and parents/carers are happy knowing that the next trip to the doctor or nurse could be more relaxing.

Children will be invited to have their teddies’ vital signs checked and student doctors to treat any minor bear ailments.

Teddies will get a lift in the teddy ambulance, create their own teddy medical record, have their teddies examined, and receive a prescription surprise.

Volunteer screening details

  • CV
  • Garda Vetting

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports

  • Support / advice / recognition
  • Supervision
  • Insurance cover
  • Lunch

Further information

To volunteer at this event or to request further information please email by Wednesday 19th June: Mitzi, Project Manager at mitzi@helium.ie

Deadline to apply is Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 6pm

About Helium

Helium Arts is Ireland’s children’s arts and health charity. We support children facing a life of illness to let their creativity shine! Through the kindness of our supporters, including volunteers and interns, Helium’s creative projects provide much-needed distraction and relief from the loneliness and sadness caused by illness.

Here’s a short video telling the story of our organisation and the children we work with: http://bit.ly/1MTbxaw

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Date Posted: 11 June 2019
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