End of semester reminders for CPALS:
Check in if you have questions about requirements. We don’t want to lose anyone for not fulfilling their requirements!
Be sure to get your flu shot by December 15th
If you plan to volunteer in an additionally area along with CPALS you will need to submit your returner application to Jodie between December 1st-December 8th. You do not need to submit a returner application if you are just volunteering with CPALS. Please let us and Jodie know if you do not plan to continue volunteering with CPALS in the spring.
Returning hospital volunteer but new to CPALS?
We will be able to take a few new volunteers (who have previously volunteered elsewhere in the hospital), so if you are interested in becoming a part of our organization, get your returner volunteer application in early. Unfortunately, we will be unable to take new hospital volunteers. If you have any questions about becoming involved, contact Kelsey Gustaveson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maria Wynn (email@example.com)
CPALS is a UNC-Chapel Hill student volunteer organization within the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic at UNC Hospitals. Members facilitate clinic resources for visiting patients and their families in clinic shifts.
Additionally, members have the opportunity to make a 1:1 pal. Members participating in the 1:1 pal program are paired with one specific patient, and every time that patient visits the hospital, their 1:1 CPALS member is notified.
Gradually our members and their 1:1 pals develop a friendship, providing attention, love, and support without any of the stressful medical stuff mixed in!