Service History

Since April 2007
Families served: 14315
Created & Donated
Story Cards: 13430
Album Pages: 1301
Photo CD's: 13870
Photo's: 65594
Grieving Albums: 77
Baby Albums: 301

Volunteering

There are many ways to volunteer with FirstMemories Texas: take photos, create cards etc. To serve in the hospital and interact with the families, there is official training and screening involved.

  • In the NICU & CVICU
  • Training
  • Commitment

Volunteers work directly with the families in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive care Unit) and CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit) at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH).

Volunteers photograph little ones with their families, print photos and help families create a keepsake story card. Our volunteers bring their own cameras (digital) and most come with a love of scrapbooking.

Our volunteers who interact with the families need to possess a delicate balance of being comfortable around critically ill babies yet able to interact with the families by encouraging them to photograph and journal about their child despite the prognosis or outward appearance (due to medical equipment or medical condition).

If you would like to apply, please contact us and let us know that you would be interested in volunteering with FirstMemories Texas: Contact FirstMemories Texas

There is a 3 part Texas Children's Hospital Volunteer Services training:

- Online application and 90 minute training with short interview

- Health screening including TB testing

- Our area specific training in the NICU

After the Volunteer Services training, you will receive training in all aspects of our service offerings.

 

Age Limits:

- You must be 15 or older to volunteer at Texas Children's Hospital.

- You must be 18 to serve with FirstMemories Texas and enter the NICU.

We ask our volunteers to serve 2 days per month for a minimum of 3 months.

Our service hours are: Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

 

If you would like to apply, please contact us and let us know that you would be interested in volunteering with FirstMemories Texas: Contact FirstMemories Texas