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Corporate Engagement | Volunteering

​​​Patient Pillow Program

​Cardiac patients at UHN receive operations for all matters related to the heart and are left with a large incision on their chest.  Pillows are provided to the patients to ease the pain when they leave the hospital and return to their day-to-day activities such a s wearing a seat belt or dressing.  Cardiac pillows cushion the incision area and allow for a more comforatble recovery.

This is a hands-on role and does not require interaction with patients, their families and visitors.  It directly reports to the supervising staff at Volunteer Resources.  It is important that Patient Pillow volunteers have great attention to detail and are willing to work with their hands.Completed Paitent Pillows

Duties and Related Tasks (may include, but are not limited to):

  • ​Use the provided cut-out to trace heart shape onto fabric and cut the shape out of the fabric.
  • ​Use a sewing needle and thread to sew the heart shaped pillows and stuff them with filling
  • ​Respect the UHN Privacy Policy when handling confidential information

The information we require is as follows:

  • ​Date for the event (or potential dates)
  • ​Number of individuals attending
  • ​Time frame (half/full day)
​​The session is a half-day event (9:30 - 12:30 p.m. or 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.) but can be a full day event if requested.

To view Corporate teams who have attended in the past, please visit our Volunteers Instagram Page.

 
Please request an application​ to participate in this very rewarding program that is offered here at UHN.