Parking address: Air Rights Garage, 60 York Street, New Haven (see below for more information)
Arrival time: 10:15 am
End time: 12 pm
Number of Characters: 3
Sheryl Sobolewski, Coordinator of Volunteer Programs-York Street Campus
Laura Shevlin, Child Life Assistant
(p):203-688-3844, (c): 475-246-3758
From our coordinators:
Yale New Haven Guest Services can assist with directing you to the Volunteer Services office located at 20 York Street on the 1st Floor, East Pavilion, in the Atrium next to the cafeteria. There is a One-Time Guest Volunteer form (2 sided) which you can find in the Kamino Base Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uqNjaTFpExkeUzhbkuhRfNSLl9Z7OFHZ?usp=sharing. Each ‘guest volunteer’ should arrive with the completed paperwork, documentation of COVID Vaccination and (1) Booster, and documentation of Flu vaccination for this season. Forms should be turned into Sheryl or one of her colleagues. Blank One-Time Guest forms will be available in the Volunteer Office if needed.
The most convenient parking is in the Air Rights Garage, 60 York Street, New Haven. The following link will provide help with wayfinding:https://www.ynhh.org/locations/new-haven-20-york-street.aspx(scroll down to parking and select Short Term Parking). Please park on level 4, 6, or 8 for a cost of $1 per hour. You will use your garage entry ticket to access one of these levels. Parking on any other level will result in a higher fee. Covered pedestrian connections to the hospital can be found on floor 2 and 4 of the garage.
Though you will not be provided a volunteer uniform or ID, you will still be representing our organization. Please help us to create a great first impression for patients and families by following our Standards of Appearance: please no jeans, shorts, short skirts, or sandals. For health & safety reasons please no artificial nails or strong scents (perfume/cologne etc.). Any guest who is sick should remain home.
Regarding story time: Usually the group activity is 45 min-1 hour and then the remaining time can be for those who may need visits in their room. The 10:30-12 window is meant to include getting ready, story time, and getting ready to leave. We will adjust future timing if needed depending on what we learn from this visit.
Formed in 2005, the Connecticut Garrison (CTG) is part of 501st Legion, a worldwide group of Star Wars costumers, the largest such group in the world.
An all-volunteer non-profit group, the CTG is renowned for our high standard 'movie accurate' costumes, professionalism and dedication to fundraising for charity. During it's existence the CTG has had the opportunity to attend charity events, children's hospital visits, movie premieres, parades, and more. We pride ourselves on movie accurate costumes and being a strong part of the Connecticut community.
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