Almost Home Kids
7 S 721 Rte. 53
Naperville, IL 60540 (Woodridge township)
Name and Position of Contact Person:
Lisa Snow, Community Outreach Coordinator
Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:
Any day between the hours of 10:00am & 6:00pm
Description of Organization:
Almost Home Kids located in Naperville (Woodridge Township) IL, provides a Transitional Care Program for children with complicated health care needs who are ready to be discharged from a hospital but for whom preparations at home need to be made. In a comforting, homelike setting, children receive 24-hour medical and nursing care from pediatric nurses.
Description of Service Learner Role:
Plan & implement child life activities for children who are medically fragile or assist with current activities (i.e. arts & crafts, board games, reading books, rocking babies and providing companionship). Assist with Administrative & receptionist duties or yard work as needed.
Current TB test (with-in 1 year)
Flu shot during Flu season – October 1st to May 1st
Background check with DCFS (agency will file)
Love of children, patience, kindness, flexibility
All prospective volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation. Please follow the procedure for volunteering at Almost Home Kids as found on the website under the tab How to Help and go to the Volunteer page. Please note that the orientations fill up quickly.
Number of Placements Available:
12 per semester
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258, (630) 942-2230
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2012 College of DuPage