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 directly affecting 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.


  • Helping a child in the pool for Aqua Therapy
  • Supporting a child in their Therapy session
  • Help keep therapy toys and equipment clean

Clinical Services

  • Helping in the nursery
  • Rocking and playing with babies
  • Interact with teens and young adults

Building Operations

  • Help us keep the hospital clean
  • Stocking and organizing supplies
  • Help with laundry


  • Administrative support
  • Help with fundraising or events
  • Assist with

Child Development

  • Help plan group time activities such as,
    • Art therapy
    • Music therapy
    • Infant massage
    • Sporting events
    • Games
    • Cooking
  • Encourage kids to get out of bed and interact with friends
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The Ranken-Jordan Home for Convalescent Crippled Children