The primary roll of a volunteer is to have direct contact with patients and families while providing an art experience that supports the Artist in Residence and the mission of AWAHIH.

Please contact Christy Ponder, Executive Director, directly if you are interested in volunteer opportunities: 




We are grateful for  art supplies donations. You can hold a supplies drive or donate individually .

We welcome artists from all over to Art with a Heart in Healthcare to work at the bedside with our patients.


You will be escorted by a member of our team to go bedside and create a wonderful experience that will last a lifetime. 



Each fall and spring semester, AWAHIH has an intern(s) from the University of North Florida (UNF) who works directly with Wolfson Children's Hospital patients and families alongside our Artists-in-Residence.  The internship proves to be a profound experience for interns time and time again, impacting them personally and professionally.  

If you are an undergraduate student at UNF interested in learning more about our internship program please contact:


Christy Ponder, c.ponder@awahih.org