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Become an ICU baby Volunteer. We would love for you to get involved in a way that is meaningful and enjoyable for you. Whether you would like to help plan a fundraiser, prepare Preemie Packs, or serve dinner to NICU families, we welcome all volunteers and look forward to your involvement. If you would like to become a volunteer, please CONTACT US.

Please review the volunteer options below to consider what best suits you.

PACK-A-NICU PACK (Suitable for up to 20 Volunteers)

ICU baby presents its signature Preemies Pack to all families with a baby born under 32 weeks gestational age at South Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial’s Holtz Children’s Hospital and its NICU Pack to all critical babies with a projected NICU stay of four weeks or more at South Miami Hospital’s NICU. This ‘Pack’ is a tote bag that contains items for the family that will facilitate visits with their baby.

The ‘Pack-a-Pack’ Project is an opportunity for individuals from the community to prepare our NICU Packs by gift wrapping and putting the items into the bag. Each ‘packer’ is asked to write a personal note of encouragement to the family of the NICU baby and it is attached to the outside of the NICU Pack.

The goal of each ‘Pack-a-Pack’ event is to prepare 50 bags for the upcoming quarter. ICU baby provides all of the materials necessary. This is a great on-site activity as ICU baby can travel to your location and guide this event.

If you would like to volunteer for PACK-A-PACK, click here to Contact us.

ICU READING TO A NICU BABY (Screenings Required)

ICU baby is kicking off a new program in Spring 2017 at South Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial’s Holtz Children’s Hospital. Volunteers will read to babies in the NICU whose parents have given consent. Many parents work or live far from the hospital and are unable to visit their babies often. This is a rewarding way to contribute to the wellbeing of these babies. Research shows reading at this early stage benefits a baby’s language development.

Volunteers must have special clearance to enter the NICU to interact directly with the babies. Training and screenings conducted by the hospital are required to become an in-hospital ICU baby volunteer.

If you would like to volunteer for ICU READING TO A NICU BABY, click here to Contact us.

ICU DELIVERING NICU PACKS (Screenings Required)

The ICU baby team invites parents to help deliver our signature NICU Packs and provide parent-to-parent support to NICU families. The ‘Packs’ are presented weekly to all families with babies born under 32 weeks gestational age at South Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial’s Holtz Children’s Hospital and critical babies at South Miami Hospital’s NICU whose stay is projected to be greater than 4 weeks (also to begin in Jackson’s NICU in Fall 2017). During the visit, volunteers review the contents of the bag with the families and answer any of the families questions.

Delivering ICU baby’s ‘Packs’ allow volunteers to present NICU families with a gift from the community and to offer bedside support during a very challenging time. Volunteers will also deliver snacks to all NICU parents who are spending time with their babies during our visit.

Volunteers must have special clearance to enter the NICU to interact directly with the families. Training and screenings conducted by the hospital are required to become an in-hospital ICU baby volunteer.

If you would like to volunteer for ICU DELIVERING NICU PACKS, click here to Contact us.

FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

We rely on private and corporate donations as well as fundraising events for project financing. ICU baby’s goal is to have passionate volunteers at all of its events for support and enthusiasm for our cause. Volunteer assistance with the check-in, silent auction tables, raffle sales and planning the event are just some of the ways individuals can become involved in our fundraising events.

If you would like to volunteer for FUNDRAISING SUPPORT, click here to Contact us.

SUPPER OF SUPPORT (Sponsorship Opportunity)

ICU baby hosts monthly dinners at South Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial’s Holtz Children’s Hospital for all families with a baby in the NICU. These dinners are sponsored by local families, companies and restaurants. The meal is served in a conference room on the same hospital floor as the NICU so that families can briefly leave their baby’s side for a warm meal. Families receive informal support from other NICU families during the course of the supper.

If you would like to volunteer for SUPPER OF SUPPORT, click here to Contact us.

Download our Volunteer Opportunities PDF here (250k PDF).


Host a Fundraiser to Benefit ICU baby

An event hosted by a member of our community gives us a chance to meet others who are interested in supporting ICU baby. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for our ongoing projects and create awareness of our fund.

We look forward to hearing your fundraiser ideas and putting them into the works! If you would like to host an ICU baby fundraiser, please CONTACT US.

ICU HOSTING A DINNER (Private dinner party)

ICU baby ICU baby would like to continue to raise awareness about the programs that we provide to NICU families and expand our network of generous supporters. ICU baby is a grassroots, non-profit organization that is only able to carry out its projects because of donations by members of our community and corporate sponsors.

Volunteers who host a small, private dinner party enable us to share our mission and goals with potential supporters in an intimate setting. These dinner parties have the opportunity to be “mini fundraisers” for the organization and will help ICU baby continue to serve struggling families in our community. ICU baby’s next initiative is to provide financial support to families who are unable to visit their sick babies because they cannot afford transportation or lodging. This campaign will be kicked off in 2017.

Note: One hundred percent of donations made to ICU baby directly fund ongoing projects, as all administrative fees are paid privately.

If you would like to volunteer for ICU HOSTING A DINNER, click here to Contact us.

FUNDRAISING SUPPORT

We rely on private and corporate donations as well as fundraising events for project financing. ICU baby’s goal is to have passionate volunteers at all of its events for support and enthusiasm for our cause. Volunteer assistance with the check-in, silent auction tables, raffle sales and planning the event are just some of the ways individuals can become involved in our fundraising events.

If you would like to volunteer for FUNDRAISING SUPPORT, click here to Contact us.

Download our Volunteer Opportunities PDF here (250k PDF).


Make a Donation to ICU baby

One dollar donated to ICU baby is one dollar more that can be used to directly provide support to NICU families. ICU baby’s projects are made entirely possible through generous donations from corporations, local businesses and people like you.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation today, please click the donate button below to donate any denomination, or click here to view various donation options on our Donate Page.