How old do you have to be to volunteer at a hospital in New Jersey?


Minimum hours per week Minimum duration of service
Ages 18 + 4 hours (as 1 shift) 50 hours
Ages 14-17 3 hours (as 1 shift) 50 hours

Why is there a social worker at NICU?

Social workers are uniquely equipped to serve the needs of both the medical team and the family. The role of the social worker in the NICU is to strengthen and empower families, encourage family resilience, and promote positive developmental outcomes for babies through assessment, advocacy, and support.

Is it okay to leave baby in swing?

To reduce the risk of SIDS, the safest place for babies to sleep is on their backs in their own space. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states babies are put in danger any time they’re placed in a bouncy seat, baby swing, or carrier to sleep during their first year of life.

What is a perinatal social worker?

Perinatal social workers routinely provide psychosocial services to families related to diagnosis of a medical condition for mother, baby, or both. For perinatal social workers, the patient can be infant(s), child, and/or biological mother.

What level is neonatal intensive care in New Jersey?

Neonatal Intensive Care The Division of Neonatology is a Level IV Regional Perinatal Center which provides highly specialized treatment to nearly 750 premature and critically ill newborns each year and receives referrals from more than 15 hospitals in New Jersey and surrounding states.

What does a neonatologist do in New Jersey?

Neonatologists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide care for these fragile newborns, meet with families and for consultations. The NICU provides specialized care for newborns and offers New Jersey’s Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy for infants in severe respiratory distress.

Why should I join the NICU family care organization?

Without your support of our organization, we wouldn’t be able to reach out and care for the many families dealing with the challenges of having a baby in the NICU or the continued obstacles they may face after they go home.

How do I get in touch with Nicu Helping Hands?

Once you click submit we will be in touch within the week via email about the particular area you’re interested in. Again, thank you for your interest in NICU Helping Hands. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.