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College Student Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Children's Mercy! Our student volunteer roles are highly competitive and registration can close within weeks of opening. Registration for the 2020 Summer Session is closed. We will open registration for the 2020-2021 academic year in May. 

College student volunteer requirements

 

Please read the following requirements carefully and ensure you meet all of them before submitting your application. This process is in place to provide a safe, positive experience for our patients and their families, and for you as a volunteer.

  • Age: You are at least 18 years old and enrolled in college courses.

  • Time Commitment: You can volunteer in a three-hour shift in a specific role each week. For summer sessions, volunteers are asked to commit to 30 hours of service. During school sessions, volunteers are asked to commit to 100 hours of service.

  • Health & Background Clearance: The health and safety of our patients and their families is paramount, so you’ll be required to submit an application and online interview, pass a background check, complete a health form and maintain current vaccinations. 

  • Performance Standards: You are prepared to abide by all hospital policies including all patient confidentiality rules and customer service excellence.

Explore volunteer opportunities for college students

 

Every volunteer has the opportunity to provide comfort to patients, families and visitors, ensuring each and every person who walks through our doors has a positive experience while at Children’s Mercy.
 

Guest services & hospitality roles

Help make every visitor feel welcome and ensure they have the most comfortable visit possible from the moment they walk in the door and throughout their stay.

Outpatient Roles

Do fun activities with patients and their families to help pass time in the waiting room areas throughout the hospital.

Inpatient Roles

Provide much needed support to the parents and patients spending time at Children’s Mercy through daytime and evening activities that help promote a positive experience during a difficult time.

Have questions about being a volunteer while in college?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about becoming a volunteer at Children’s Mercy.