Group Volunteers

There are many rewarding opportunities for groups to volunteer at Children's Mercy

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Together, your group or team can help make a difference in the lives of kids receiving care at Children’s Mercy. There are many rewarding, meaningful opportunities available.

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Bring Your Group Together to Help Kids Receiving Care at Children’s Mercy

Your company or community group can make a big difference for kids and families by volunteering for just a few hours!

Every group plays a vital role in providing comfort for patients, relief for parents and a positive experience for visitors.

Working together, you can improve the experience of those receiving care by signing up for a fun, rewarding one-time volunteer opportunity at Children’s Mercy.

Explore Hospital Volunteer Opportunities for Corporate and Community Groups

Every volunteer group has the opportunity to make a significant difference for the kids receiving care at Children’s Mercy and their families. Each unique opportunity is equally important to our mission to transform the lives of children in need.

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Opportunities to Help Patients

Activities might include unique craft projects, entertainment (musicians, magicians, puppet shows), celebrity visits or seasonal parties. Volunteer time commitment is typically a minimum of two hours and there are daytime and evening opportunities, Monday-Friday. Participants must be at least 18-years-old and out of high school.

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Opportunities to Help Parents

Children’s Mercy understands that family plays a vital role in the well-being and health of our patients. In our parent rooms throughout the hospital, volunteer groups can host an events for parents and caregivers of our patients. Activities may include creating a meal or snack, hosting a Parents’ Night Out dinner, teaching a class, and more!

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Happy Kits

Make a child or parent’s day by assembling Happy Kits, which are used to help patients feel welcome and happy during their visit.

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Get Your Group Involved in Helping Kids at Children’s Mercy

To ensure you select the most appropriate volunteer opportunity for your group — one that makes the greatest difference for those in need — there’s a simple application process we ask you to follow.

Here’s how the application process works:

Step 1

Fill Out an Application Form

Provide us with some basic contact information and tell us why your group is excited to volunteer with Children’s Mercy!

Step 2

Discuss Your Volunteer Event with Our Team

Chat with a Children’s Mercy team member about the volunteer experience you’re interested in, and they’ll set you up for success.

Step 3

Organize Your Group

Gather your group and enjoy your volunteer experience. It will be rewarding for all involved — especially the kids and families at Children’s Mercy!

Connecting with the Kids

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Recently, about 40 employees in our very own Children’s Mercy Human Resources department stepped out of their offices and into the hospital to spend time with some of the brave, resilient children in our care. For team members who don’t typically spend face-to-face time with patients, this was a great way to remind them that what they do every day makes a difference.

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We Can’t Transform Lives Without You

On behalf of the entire Children’s Mercy community of doctors, nurses, therapists and staff — Thank You. We’re only able to provide the best pediatric care in our region because community members like you step up and join us.