Im interested in working with children, but Im not sure if I could handle the emotional aspect of a very sick or injured child. (I have 2 kiddos of my own a 2yr old and 4 month old)
Would volunteering at a children's hospital be a good jumping point or should I try for a CNA position? The childrens hospital that Im looking at uses volunteers in many ways from running errands to being used in the NICU to offer stimulation, feedings to newborns, or to interact with siblings while parents visit their little ones. They also offer volunteer positions where you color,draw, read and/or play with the children at their bedside. You can volunteer as a student or as an adult, Im wondering if the students would get a better look at the hands on portion?
Do nurses find volunteers helpful or more of a nuisance??