Volunteering with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has been so fun and rewarding. As a volunteer in Pediatric Oncology, my duties were to play with the children and help them to forget they were sick. Although at times there were sad moments, this was usually a very happy experience. The kids were so resilient and brave, and they loved to laugh more than anything, which always made me laugh. Having this experience has not only helped me to understand the great need there are for more volunteers in healthcare here, but it made me realize how much more there is a need everywhere. Of course, there is a great staff of doctors, physician assistants, nurses, etc. that are available to patients, but they are extremely busy taking care of patients most of the time. The jobs as a volunteer involve just keeping a patient company by coloring with them or even helping a mom out with bath time because it can be hard for one person, especially in a hospital bathroom. There was one patient who I would just pull around in a wagon for hours because that was the only thing that made him feel less pain while his mom could go sneak out for some food or a shower. I think that having volunteers in hospitals is so important to patient care because it’s not always a fun stay for them and their parents. I would like to continue this work in volunteering with kids at Doernbecher and eventually in underserved countries where they don’t have as many people to play with or access to better healthcare.