Breast Cancer Awareness month at Parkland Hospital.
"The fear of death keeps us from living, not from dying."Please don't let your fears stop you from getting important information. The best way to beat cancer is to catch it early. Go in, get tested, it's easy and can save your life!
Breast Cancer Awareness Events: It’s All About You
The “Exciting Singing Hills Baptist Church
6559 Houston School Road
Dallas, TX 75241
Curves of DeSoto
900 North Polk Street, Suite 104
DeSoto, TX 75115
Marsalis Avenue Church of Christ
2431 South Marsalis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75216
Oak Cliff Family YMCA
6701 South Hampton Road
Dallas, TX 75232
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church
2420 Metropolitan Avenue
Dallas, TX 75215
|Volunteer your time to help others. |
It's really needed and appreciated.
Parkland is the place where you can make a difference!
The Volunteer & Guest Services Department provides volunteers throughout various areas of Parkland Hospital and Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) clinics. Also, great numbers of community volunteers, both locally and internationally, donate food, clothing and thousands of greatly needed handmade items to Parkland’s needy patients.
Prospective volunteers attend a monthly group orientation where they receive training and complete an application. At that time, the names
and fax numbers of a medical and business-type reference will be requested. Later, a personal interview will be scheduled; a criminal background check will be processed; and the prospective volunteer will make an appointment with Occupational Health Services to have all
immunizations checked. All volunteers will receive department-specific training in the area in which they choose to volunteer. Some areas also
require CPR certification. Upon completion of these requisite items, you will be ready to take your place on the hospital volunteer team.
Pastoral Care (Chaplains)
Community Clinics (COPC)
Reach Out & Read Program
Intensive Care Units
Neonatal ICU Nursery
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Regional Burn Unit
Victim Intervention Program (VIP)
Outpatient Medicine Specialty Clinics
Women & Infant Services (WISH)
Labor & Delivery
Summer Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Students high school age and younger may volunteer weekdays, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. only. College-age and older may volunteer 24 hours a day seven days a week, depending on their placement. To participate in the summer program, call 214.590.8827. You may only sign up on April 1.
Parkland and the Junior League of Dallas have partnered for over 65 years to provide excellent volunteer service to Parkland's patients and the Dallas community. Junior League Volunteers are the backbone of Parkland's volunteer force, especially in the areas of Emergency Services and Nurseries.
Many volunteers assist the patients by volunteering outside the hospital setting. These volunteers donate their time by making greatly needed handmade items for the patients. Handmade knitted slippers, pressure pillows, quilts, lap robes, infant layette items, stuffed animals, activity or coloring books, dolls, etc. are always needed.
Meet Ace, Parkland's newest animal therapy dog. The three-year-old Teacup Poodle weighs just 3 pounds. But he has a much bigger impact on Parkland patients than his tiny size would indicate.
Ace began "treating" patients last year. He brings some much needed cheer to patients who are ill, also helping to distract from pain, stress and fear. In addition, petting and brushing helps as a form of physical therapy for some patients as well.
Ace had excellent teachers. He came with his "mom" Susie Moore and Zip, Parkland's beloved and long-time animal therapy dog who sadly passed away earlier this year. Susie Moore first came to Parkland in March 2000, as part of the Parkland/SPCA of Texas Animal Assisted Therapy Program.