Meet child life volunteers Veronica Michalewicz and Rakarrah Finley (pictured left to right). Rekarrah is a former patient who wanted to give back and Veronica chose to volunteer at CHKD because that's where her heart is. Both enjoy working with kids.
There Are Many Ways to Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities abound at CHKD. We offer a variety of volunteer experiences based on your personal interests. Below are some of our opportunities.
Kids & Company Gift Shop
Put your people skills to work in our gift shop while you interact with families and staff
within the hospital.
Work directly with the kids
As a child life volunteer you might find yourself playing with the children in the activity room or reading a story or playing a game with a child who is unable to leave his room.
Assist in waiting room
Our surgical waiting area volunteers work directly with families while they are awaiting
news about their child's surgery.
Support our staff
Gain valuable work experience or share your existing clerical skills with one of the many departments within the hospital. Or interact with families and patients on a clinical unit while assisting the nursing staff.
Junior Volunteer program
Teenagers who are at least 14 years old (by December 31) and still in high school can apply in our Summer Junior Volunteer Program. Applications are accepted between March and May only. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not able to keep applications on file.