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.

    2014 Dates: Feb. 10, Sept. 8
    LocationEgleston conference center
    Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Contact Laura Schiener for more information.

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. 8, 2014
    9:30 to 11 a.m.

    Registration is now closed. We are at capacity.

    Contact Laura Schiener for more information.

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.

    2014 Dates: May 5, Oct. 6
    LocationScottish Rite Main Auditorium
    Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Contact Melanie Turner for more information.

    Please note: If you register and are no longer able to attend, please contact Melanie Turner as soon as possible so we may open your spot(s) to other Young Friends on our waiting list.

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 our hospital conference center and does not involve patient interaction. 

    Registration is now closed. Please check back in October for Egleston's Family Volunteer Day application.

    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Contact Melanie Turner for more information.