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.

Every year, more than 500 people contribute 18,000 volunteer hours, and we couldn't do it without your support.

Read on for more information about our volunteer opportunities or learn about the application process and apply.

Volunteer Opportunities at Levine Children's Hospital

Levine Children's Hospital has created a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for every schedule. Some volunteer options require a regular commitment, while others allow for more flexibility. Choose the option that works best for you by viewing our current opportunities.

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
  • Providing non-clinical support to infants and toddlers in the progressive care nursery
  • 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
  • Assisting families and patients in the Family Resource Center
  • Delivering flowers and magazines to patients and families
  • Assisting in waiting rooms of the emergency department, radiology and surgery
  • Reading stories, playing games or coloring with patients and their siblings in the pediatric hematology / oncology clinic and the pediatric rehabilitation unit

Teen Volunteers

Due to COVID-19, our Summer Teen Volunteer Program is currently suspended. We will provide any updates as soon as they become available.

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. Applications for the Summer Teen Volunteer Program are available January 1 through March 1.

Patient Experience Ambassadors

Our patients deserve to have an outstanding experience at Levine Children's Hospital. Patient Experience Ambassadors help make sure that happens by working with our nursing units, visiting patients to ensure every patient is receiving the best care possible.

Community Volunteers

Community Volunteers assist at events outside the hospital setting, such as health fairs. These volunteers help distribute information about Levine Children's Hospital, help prepare for events and fulfill a variety of other responsibilities. Community Volunteers are not asked to commit to a regular schedule and can commit to an event when it works with their schedules.

Special Interest Volunteers

Special Interest Volunteers help Levine Children's Hospital by doing the things they love most. Whether it's knitting blankets for infants or creating backdrops for story time, these volunteers help bring a smile to our patients and their families.

Pet Visitation Volunteers

Our Pet Visitation Volunteers bring their certified pet visitation animals to visit identified patients. They also supervise the interaction between the dog, patient and visitors to ensure safety. Learn more about Pet Visitation at Levine Children's Hospital.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Volunteer Services at 704-355-2105 or learn more about our application process and apply.