Several opportunities exist for healthcare professionals knowledgeable about the health needs and challenges of premature babies to support the programs of Pebbles of Hope. Currently, we are seeking volunteers with the following backgrounds and specializations:
- Allergy & Immunology
- Pediatric Pulmonology
- Pediatric Neurology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Neonatal Nursing
- Pediatric Nutrition
- Lactation Consulting
- Pediatric Developmental Specialists
- Pediatric Occupational Therapy
- Pediatric Feeding & Speech Therapy
There are a number of ways our volunteers can help. Existing opportunities include:
1. Conducting Webinars
We are regularly seeking experts to host webinar sessions on topics of interest to preemie parents. Sessions typically last 45 minutes and include 10-15 minutes of Q&A. All sessions are recorded and then made available on our website for future viewing.
2. “Ask the Expert”
We have recently completed development of a mobile app that includes an “Ask the Expert” feature. Users can submit questions via the app on a topic related to the health of their preemie, and these questions are then forwarded to a group of experts with the relevant specialization. Volunteers should be willing to commit to spending at least 30 minutes per week responding to parent questions.
3. Guest Bloggers
The Pebbles of Hope blog is regularly updated with articles and news of interest to parents and caregivers of preemies. We are seeking experts to serve as guest bloggers who will submit articles relating to their area of expertise. Articles submitted should range from 500 – 1200 words in length. Experts can make article submissions one-time or on an ongoing basis.
4. Expert Interviews
We periodically conduct video interviews with experts as an educational tool for preemie parents. These videos are professionally recorded at the expert’s office and may be incorporated into one of our digital courses or made available on our website for viewing. At this time, we are only able to conduct video interviews with experts in the Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD or Fredericksburg, VA metro areas.
5. Content Reviewers
As we continue to develop digital courses, videos and other educational materials for preemie parents, we need experts who can support us by reviewing and providing feedback on items such as course storyboards, scripts, supplementary materials and articles.
If you are interested in supporting us in one or more of the above roles, and have the required experience, complete a brief sign-up form below or click here:
All experts that sign up to volunteer will be subject to verification of their credentials and approval before being able to serve in any capacity.