Ways to Give

We say Yes to every child who needs us.


Whether it’s playing on the jungle gym, going to the Zoo, rocking babies or helping behind the scenes, you are making an impact on a child’s life.

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  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. (Under 16? Join the Junior Board.)
  • Complete 3 hour volunteer orientation before you start (offered monthly).
  • Commit to a minimum of 2 scheduled hours a week.*
  • Perform a minimum of 40 hours of service.
  • Submit a reference letter from someone unrelated.
  • Receive a Tuberculosis screening test (provided at orientation, free of charge).
  • If 18 or older, allowing Ranken Jordan to perform a background check.

    *Ranken Jordan cannot provide court-mandated community service hours.

Areas of Interest

Here are some of the activities you can choose from. Depending on the area of service your shift can be 2 to 3 hours.


  • Supporting a child in their Therapy session
  • Help keep therapy toys and equipment clean
  • Prepare supplies for therapy sessions


  • Help with fundraising or events
  • Assist with special projects

Building Operations

  • Help us keep the hospital clean
  • Stock, label and organize supplies
  • Help with laundry


  • Greet families, patients and visitors
  • Help keep the hospital tiddy
  • Assist with special projects

Child Development

  • Co-facilitate activities such as:
    • Art therapy
    • Music therapy
    • Gross motor activities
    • Games and developmental play
    • Cooking
  • Encourage kids to get out their rooms to play and be kids
  • Help keep toys and equipment clean for kids

Clinical Services

  • Engage with infants and toddlers through
    socialization and play
  • Play with preschool and school-age
    children to promote normalcy
  • Interact with teens and young adults



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The Ranken-Jordan Home for Convalescent Crippled Children