Open Heart Magic (OHM) is a nonprofit organization that brings the joy of magic to sick kids in hospitals. As a volunteer Hospital Magician, you’ll bring laughter and wonder to kids who need it most…vulnerable, scared kids undergoing medical treatment. You’ll take their minds off their fears and – most important – help them feel empowered. OHM is currently recruiting for top-notch folks to join our awesome community of volunteers and bring more magic to sick kids.
QUITE POSSIBLY, THE BEST PLACE TO VOLUNTEER IN CHICAGO
Our Hospital Magicians tell us that their hospital visits are the best part of their week. They say that - after a visit - they walk away energized and inspired knowing that they were able to provide such a powerful experience for these kids. As a Hospital Magician, not only will you perform magic one-on-one at kids’ bedsides, you’ll also empower them by teaching them a magic trick. It’s not uncommon for our Hospital Magician’s to hear from a parent or nurse that, because of the magic, it was the first time the kid smiled or laughed all day.
NO NEED TO KNOW MAGIC - WE'LL TEACH YOU AT MAGIC UNIVERSITY
You don’t need to know magic to be a Hospital Magician. You just need to be committed to learning the magic techniques that we will teach you. Magic University consists of in-class training one evening a week for 12 weeks, plus practice on your own. The magic routines taught are professional level, extremely visual and astonishing, yet they can be learned in a shorter time due to our experienced magician trainers, all who are active Hospital Magicians.
TIMES OF SERVICE/HOSPITAL LOCATION FOR THIS LISTING
The Bedside Magic program in Park Ridge is currently recruiting for service at Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge on Sunday mornings with select availability on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. As a Hospital Magician, you will visit kids every two weeks. Each visit to the hospital lasts approximately 120 - 150 minutes.While you will work with a team of volunteer Hospital Magicians to arrange scheduling for vacations and trips, it's best to not apply if you travel often or have an unpredictable schedule.
MAGIC UNIVERSITY LOCATION AND TRAINING SCHEDULE
Magic University is held twice a year and recruitment for these limited spots is year-round. Magic U training sessions last two-hours and are held weekly on Monday’s at 6:15 PM. The location of Magic U is downtwon Chicago in the Loop., which is near public transportation and the Metra station.