Young Friends

Young Friends
Opportunities for Young Volunteers

It is never too soon to make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Children's. The Young Friends Program for children ages k-5th grade is a great way for our youngest volunteers to begin their service to Children's. Even though youth this age cannot have direct contact with the patients, there are plenty of ways for them to volunteer and brighten a sick or injured child's day.

See the descriptions below for specific age requirements, dates and locations.

YoungFriendsEgleston
  • Young Friends at Egleston is for kids k-5th grade. Each session will have a theme with a short presentation and activity, as well as a quick overview of Children’s. Groups are limited to 12 participants, and must provide one adult for every four participants. There is no patient interaction due to the hospital's infection control policy.

    2016 Dates: Tuesday, March 29 and Tuesday, September 20
    LocationEgleston conference center
    Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Applications will open on February 29 and August 20.

FamilyVolunteerDayEgleston
  • Family Volunteer Day provides families in the community with the opportunity to learn about the patients and families we serve at Children's while working on service projects that benefit them. The event is held in our hospital conference center and does not involve patient interaction. 

    Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
    9:30 to 11 a.m.

    Applications will open on October 5, 2016.

YoungFriendsScottishRite
  • Young Friends at Scottish Rite is a new program for kids k-5th grade. Each session will have a theme with a short presentation and activity, as well as a quick overview of Children’s. There is no patient interaction due to the hospital's infection control policy.

    2016 Dates: Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 11
    LocationScottish Rite Main Auditorium
    Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Applications will be open on April 3 and Sept. 11.

    Contact Melanie Turner for more information.

FamilyVolunteerDayScottishRite
  • Family Volunteer Day provides families in the community with the opportunity to learn about the patients and families we serve at Children's while working on service projects that benefit them. The event is held in the main auditorium and does not involve patient interaction. 

    Saturday, April 16, 2016
    10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Applications will open on March 16, 2016.

    Contact Melanie Turner for more information.