Unique Opportunities for WIN Members:

Please note: In person opportunities are on hold during COVID 19. See below for new virtual opportunities as well as projects that can be done from your home. Projects can qualify for student service hours.

Virtual Painting with Patients

Thursday, February 11, at 3 p.m.

Friday, March 12, at 6 p.m.

We invite interested WIN members to sign up to paint a small canvas with Kennedy Krieger's inpatients and/or their caregivers and members of the Child Life and Therapeutic Recreation Department staff. This activity will help keep us connected with the Institute's patients and their families, offer a meaningful activity in which patients of all skill levels can participate and provide inspiring artwork for display on the walls of the hospital.

You don't need to be an artist to participate, and the necessary supplies will be delivered to your home before the event. Visit SignUpGenius to sign up. Due to the virtual nature of the event, we are limited to hosting no more than five WIN members per session. Not a member? Go to the Become a Member tab to join.

small canvas paintings

Volunteer Hours Needed?

Would your school-age children like to do something to help Kennedy Krieger's patients while fulfilling their volunteer requirements? If so, please consider purchasing, packaging and delivering any of the items listed below. These materials will be used by our patients during their hospital stay as a way to keep busy and stay active, especially during this time when they must stay in their rooms more than usual and limit contact with others.

Please keep track of the hours allocated to collecting, packaging and delivering the items, and we will issue a letter confirming your child's volunteer efforts. All collected items may be dropped off at the home of Jaime Kurman, director of Guest Relations & volunteer Services, and she will ensure that our patients receive all of the donated items. Email Jaime at Kurman@KennedyKrieger.org to arrange a drop-off time.

Here are some items that may be donated:

  • Activity and coloring books and crayons
  • Bead craft kits
  • Wooden bird houses (or other shapes), paint and brushes
  • Wooden shapes (e.g. hearts) and markers
  • Wooden masks and markers
  • Construction paper, markers and foam stickers
  • Adult coloring books and gel pens or colored pencils
  • Canvases that come with paints and brushes

*All items should be packaged in Ziploc bags. You're welcome to include notes saying for example, "Enjoy the crafts!" of "Have fun!"

examples of activity bags

WIN Wednesdays

WIN Wednesdays are an opportunity for WIN members to volunteer in the children's therapy room at 707 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205. Volunteer opportunities occur on Wednesdays from 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. There are usually two WIN Wednesdays per month. 

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WIN members volunteer at Kennedy Krieger during WIN Wednesday

Inpatient Family Dinners

WIN members and their family members are invited to volunteer at dinners held several times a year at Kennedy Krieger Institute for families with children staying at the Institute's inpatient hospital.

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The family members of WIN members interact with patients during an Inpatient Family Dinner

Welcome Bags

WIN members come together to prepare welcome bags for the families of children beginning their stay at the Institute's inpatient hospital.

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A photo of welcome bags put together by WIN members