Nighttime Volunteers Needed to “Cuddle” in the Covenant Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Covenant HealthCare is looking for volunteers interested in serving as baby “cuddlers” for 4 hour shifts between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Cuddlers assist with comfort, rocking and soothing of babies in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU).

Interested individuals will undergo background checks, an interview and an extensive training process. Cuddlers must be able to provide a minimum of 4 hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis with a minimum 1 year commitment.

Volunteer “Cuddlers” assist staff in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The overnight shifts are currently the only times available to volunteer.

Applications are available at

About Covenant HealthCare Volunteers
The nearly 500 amazing volunteers who serve at Covenant HealthCare prove that anyone can be a hero just by giving a little bit of themselves to people in need. Volunteers help Covenant fulfill its mission to serve the individuals and the community that depend on them. Just like its staff and patients, Covenant volunteers represent all ages, cultures and backgrounds and support more than 40 different service areas within the medical center.

About the Covenant Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
For more than 40 years, families have relied on Covenant HealthCare to provide the highest level of newborn care in the area. Covenant HealthCare has the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit north of Flint. The 55 bed unit is equipped with the most advanced technology, and board-certified neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners provide 24-hour, in-house coverage. Specially trained nurses, respiratory therapists and an excellent support team of occupational therapists, dietitians, lactation consultants, social workers, case workers and pastoral care are all care for the region’s tiniest patients.

Pictured below are Covenant Cuddlers Jim and Nina.