Almost Home Kids provides transitional care in a home-like setting to children with medical complexities who are ready to be discharged from the hospital, but preparations at home still need to be made before the child can transition home. Children receive 24/7 medical care. We are a small facility of 12 beds and rely on volunteers daily.
7S721 Rt. 53
Naperville, IL 60540
Name and Position of Contact Person
Lisa Snow, Community Relations Manager
Days and Hours Available for Service Learners
Volunteer shifts are available 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers will choose a 2-hour shift based on the availability of the web-based Volgistics calendar.
Description of Service Learner Role
Volunteers engage the children (ages from infants to 21 years) according to their stage of development with interactive activities such as; reading books, playing with sensory toys, rocking babies, and providing companionship for children who are medically fragile. Many of our children rely on quite a bit of medical technology for their daily lives (tracheotomy tube, ventilators, heart monitors, feeding tubes) and often are not mobile or verbal, so that is something you would need to be comfortable with.
- Complete New Volunteer Application Form
- Provide documentation for annual TB test done within 12 months and annual Flu shot
- Fully vaccinated for COVID with the initial 2-dose series followed by a Booster dose at least 6 months later. Documentation of the COVID vaccination card must be provided.
- Register for and attend a New Volunteer Orientation at Almost Home Kids *Commitment of a minimum of 4 hours each month for a total of at least 20 hours *Background check will be done at Orientation
Number of Placements Available