Musician Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Arts In Medicine Musician Volunteer!

Our volunteer musicians are vital to our program. Medical research has proven that music has an almost immediate effect of calming the neural activity in the brain and reducing the production of the stress hormone, Cortisol. This is extremely important activity for our patients and caregivers since they are going through one of the most challenging experience they may ever face.
  • Must be at least 18-years-old.
  • Typical sets run for approximately 1 hour.
  • Musicians are invited to participate on a weekly schedule.
  • Complete a mandatory criminal background check, health screen and orientation.
  • Adhere to the Watson Clinic policies and procedures, including the dress code.
  • Be responsible for communicating when unavailable for assigned shift.
  • Any instruments (other than a piano) or additional equipment required must be brought in and set up by the musician.
Essential Skills Needed:
  • Volunteers are comfortable playing in front of people.
  • Volunteers must be self-starters who can work independently and with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Volunteers must demonstrate clear active-listening communication skills.
  • Volunteers must demonstrate objectivity and will not personalize their own experiences.
  • Volunteers are mature individuals who can provide a positive atmosphere and can empathize with people living with cancer.
  • Volunteers have a love for the creative arts and a belief that patient and their families might benefit from their music.
  • Volunteers follow direction from staff.
Volunteers are a great contribution to this program. If you're ready to be of service, please fill out our volunteer form.

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