Some of the approximately 1,200 hospital volunteers, known as "Friends," work behind the scenes in hospital administrative support. Others assist families and hospital visitors with excellent customer service. Most volunteers have the opportunity to interact with hospital patients every day—rocking babies, helping with schoolwork, delivering videos and books, hosting special events and working in our popular gift shops among their many contributions.
Children's offers many hospital volunteer opportunites for a variety of ages and groups:
- Adult Volunteers
The adult program is for individuals 18 years of age and older who are not currently enrolled in college.
- College Volunteers
Each college program session spans 12 weeks during the fall and spring semesters.
The VolunTEEN program is perfect for high school students ages 15-18 looking for a rewarding way to spend part of their summer.
- Young Friends
The Young Friends Program for ages 5-14 is a great way for our youngest volunteers to begin their service to Children's.
- Scout Friends
Special program for Boy and Girl Scouts to perform community service as part of our Young Friends or VolunTEENS programs.
- Neighborhood Locations
The Children's neighborhood locations need help, too! Various duties include customer service and administrative tasks.
- Donations & Activities
More of a one-time volunteer opportunity, you can donate much-needed items or host an acitivity in the hospital.