Learn More and Be Involved
Through the Wish Gift Program, the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation provide donors the opportunity to purchase identified tangible items needed by departments and programs at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. These items bring joy, support and comfort to our patients while meeting the donor's wishes to make a difference and to touch the lives of thousands of patients and families each year.
View the Child Life Wish List.
Volunteer for Child Life
Learn more about volunteering for the child life team. We've also got great service project ideas.
Community Visitor Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time to provide an activity or performance for our patients and families. Before you plan a visit to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, please read our visitor letter and visitor guidelines, and then complete and submit an application. In order to accommodate as many interested community groups as possible, we ask that you only request a visit once every 6 months.
Want to learn about infant massage? Contact Jody Ringnalda, certified child life specialist and certified infant massage instructor, at 616.391.2287.
Child Life Professional Opportunities (Practicum and Internship Program):
Student Internship Program
Our next internship opportunity will be for the fall 2014 semester. Application deadline is May 5, 2014. Click here to apply.
Student Practicum Program
The child life services department is pleased to offer a child life practicum opportunity for the summer 2014 semester. Application deadline is March 5, 2014. The application will be posted here in early 2014.