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The best gift you can give a child is simple – your time. Time to play. Time to talk. Time to learn. Time to heal. Our volunteers give that gift every day. They offer help and a healing touch for patients and families who are anxious, worried and frightened. They alleviate these natural fears and apprehensions and help our patients and families feel at ease. We hope that through our volunteer program, you will discover that your skills, enthusiasm and experience make a difference in our ability to deliver quality healthcare. In return for your valuable service, we are pleased to offer you a chance to do meaningful and important work, make new friends, see new faces, participate in special programs and projects, and receive recognition for your efforts. 

Volunteer Opportunities at Levine Children's Hospital

Levine Children's Hospital has created a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for every schedule. Below are just some examples of the many ways you can help.

In-House Volunteers

Our in-house volunteers work within Levine Children's Hospital, committing to a regular schedule for a one-year time period. In-house volunteers can provide support in a variety of positions:

  • Assisting Child Life in making a child's stay more enjoyable by reading stories, playing games or coloring with children and their siblings
  • Performing general office assistance such as answering phones, paging staff, making copies or filing
  • Greeting patients, family and visitors
  • Assisting in the transport and discharge of patients
  • Reading stories, playing games or coloring with patients and their siblings in the pediatric hematology / oncology clinic and the pediatric rehabilitation unit
  • Assist staff in the Pediatric Emergency Department

Adult Volunteers

The Levine Children’s Hospital volunteer application requires two non-family member references. If your application is selected, you must complete and interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, a background check, a health clearance, two TB skin tests, and a Volunteer Orientation.

Acceptance of volunteers is contingent upon meeting the above requirements and the needs of the hospital. Completing an application does not guarantee acceptance into the volunteer program. The application process may take 4-6 weeks.

If you are interested in applying for a role as a volunteer, please complete the online application.

Teen Volunteers 

We are excited to offer summer opportunities to high school students ages 15-18. Teen volunteers provide non-clinical support throughout the hospital, such as delivering equipment to units, providing directions or escorting patients or visitors.

The department of volunteer services looks for mature, self-driven, dependable teens who are seeking to serve the patients, families and staff members of Levine Children's Hospital. The ideal candidate is a volunteer who is interested in learning more about the healthcare field. 

Educational learning sessions give students the opportunity to connect with healthcare professionals and explore a broad variety of hospital specialties. By combining hands-on experience through volunteer work and education, the program fosters interests of the healthcare leaders of tomorrow, while serving the community of today.

Please be aware that there are limited positions available. Not all applicants are offered positions.

Steps to becoming a teen volunteer:

  • Applications are accepted Jan 1 - March 1. No late applications will be accepted. Each application includes references and an essay. We also require a background check of all applicants.
  • Selected applicants will be notified and scheduled for interviews March 1 through April 1.
  • If selected, you will attend a three-hour orientation before volunteering in the hospital.
  • Volunteers will need health clearance from Teammate Health and will be required to present a copy of their vaccinations, a health history form, and submit to a blood draw before clearance will be given.

The 2024 Teen Volunteer application period is now closed. Please check back starting January 1st, 2025 to apply for the 2025 Summer session.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Volunteer Services at 704-355-2105 or via email at email Volunteer Services.