pediatric occupational therapist and patient working together in pediatric rehab

How Can My Family Volunteer at Children's?

Parents enjoy being able to teach their children the importance of serving others and giving back to the community, especially those in need. One way to achieve this is by signing up to participate in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Family Volunteer Day, which is hosted twice a year.

Held at Egleston Hospital, Family Volunteer Day provides families across metro Atlanta an opportunity to learn about the patients and families served at Children’s while also working on service projects that benefit them. It’s open to your whole family, including kids of all ages.

Note: There is no patient interaction during Family Volunteer Day due to the hospital’s infection control policy.

Program Date: November 20, 2022

Online Registration: October 18 - November 8, 2022 (or until maximum capacity is reached)

Join Our Family Advisory Council

We know that the parents of our patients can bring unique insights to the care we provide. Children’s is tapping into this resource with its Family Advisory Council (FAC), a collaborative venture with parents that gives them a formal opportunity to help us enhance our caregiving efforts.

Made up of parents of Children's patients—both past and present—as well as staff members from various divisions of our hospital, FAC provides us with an invaluable patient-family perspective on our care.

FAC has a clearly defined purpose, centered on enhancing children’s lives and promoting relationship-based care that:

  • Helps improve relationships between patients, families and staff.
  • Creates a welcome forum for family input.
  • Gives families the opportunity to review recommendations referred to the council by hospital staff.
  • Offers families the chance to have input in program and policy development.

Provides an outlet to channel information and the needs and concerns of patients and families to hospital departments.

The council meets regularly to help guide Children’s on a variety of topics—from hospital parking and patient billing to hospital services, procedures and amenities. FAC members serve for at least two years, attend bimonthly daytime meetings and carry out requests as needed.

Apply to join FAC

Lend your support to our community’s children at one of our fundraising events.

Interested in volunteering outside of the hospital? Fundraising events are held throughout the year to benefit Children’s. Join us at an event by applying to volunteer today.