|Message from the Hospital Playrooms|
Heart to Heart Shanghai began in 2003 when a small group of volunteers started playing with children (post-heart surgery) at the Shanghai Chest Hospital. They did this in order to get the children out of bed and moving around. The activity helped the children recover from their surgery quicker and helped them forget for a while about their surgery.
At Heart to Heart we still keep up the playroom tradition. In fact, this year we’re expanding and working towards two playrooms:
Yoda Cardio-Thoracic Hospital:
We have a large playroom at Yoda Cardio-Thoracic Hospital in Xuhui, stocked with donated toys, puzzles, books, etc…. Children of all ages who are recovering from heart surgery come to play. There is usually quite the crowd of happy kids. This playroom is open 365 afternoons a year so we definitely need lots of volunteers to play with the children, conduct art activities, read to the children, clean up, etc. If you like children, you’ll love this volunteering opportunity.
What are the qualifications to volunteer in the playroom? There is only one – you must be at least 15 years old. If you are, please come and enjoy yourself while you’re helping the children recover from heart surgery. Just fill out an application in the “I Want to Volunteer” section of this website and someone will contact you with information about how to go to orientation and get started. The kids are looking forward to meeting you!
We just recently (spring 2021) started setting up the playroom at Delta Hospital in Qingpu with lots of toys, books, puzzles, etc…. Since the sponsored children come in large groups here rather than one by one, the playroom sessions will only occur when we know there are children there… and when there are, it’s a big crowd of happy kids as well. We will need volunteers to run the sessions each morning for a couple of weeks when a group of kids arrive. So, if you like children, live near Qingpu and have a bit of time, this is definitely the perfect volunteering experience.
What are the qualifications to volunteer in the playroom? There is only one – you must be at least 15 years old. If you are, you’ll be able to come and enjoy yourself while you’re helping the children recover from heart surgery. Stay tuned and follow us on WeChat. When a group of children comes into this hospital, we will be calling upon volunteers to help run this playroom. The kids will love meeting you!
在游戏室做志愿者的条件是什么呢？只有一条——你必须年满15岁。如果你是，欢迎你到游戏屋来，享受因为帮助了孩子们从心脏手术中恢复而带来的快乐。你只需要在网站上填写“I Want to Volunteer（我想当志愿者）”的申请表，就会有人来联系你，告诉你如何参加培训并开始你的志愿服务。孩子们都很期待见到你哦！