We are extremely grateful for the support that is so generously offered to the families and babies we care for in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Well Baby Nurseries at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Volunteers and donors make our work possible and the lives of babies and their families better.
NICU Family Support Team: Our BWH NICU Family Support Team is led by parents of former NICU patients. They provide one-to-one counseling to parents and also organize a host of parent events, from “date night” to “journey beads.” Often, they could use assistance with these activities.
Parent-to-Parent Support: Sometimes it takes someone who has “walked the walk” to truly provide the best possible support to parents of NICU babies.
The NICU relies on the help of volunteers to ensure all functions in the departments are operating smoothly! NICU Volunteers are responsible for many tasks including, but not limiting to:
Please note: As this is a much sought-after volunteer placement, there is currently a waitlist of about one year to volunteer in the NICU. All interested candidates must attend a 1:1 interview with the BWH Volunteer Program and Training Coordinator, and be onboarded through the General Volunteer process if they are offered the placement.
If you are interested in volunteering in the NICU, you may contact Kelsey Craig, the Volunteer Program and Training Coordinator, to set up an interview: email@example.com.
Donations support many aspects of newborn care, including purchase of specific supplies and equipment, support for parent activities or special needs, some newer clinical programs, and research.
Donations of new baby supplies or equipment: Donors have contributed many types of material goods, including new hospital furniture, car seats, supplies for parent events, and knitted booties or blankets for babies.
Monetary donations: Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated. Donations can be directed to our department or to a specific fund or researcher. Three funds currently support the work of caring for babies and their families. These include:
Many families ask how they can engage their family or community in giving. Some ideas include:
If you would like make a monetary donation to the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine or to a specific fund or researcher, please visit our donation page.
Major donations, such as contributions toward construction and/or naming opportunities, are handled through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Development Office.
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