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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. We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2019, registration is full. We will open registration for the 2019-2020 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.

Get experience and give back


Our college student volunteers are integral to our work serving the families at Children’s Mercy and each role is equally important in our mission to transform the lives of children in our care.

By volunteering at Children’s Mercy, you’re stepping up to support thousands of kids facing illness or injury and their families — and that’s a big deal.

While you won’t be able to shadow the medical staff or watch procedures, you will be an important supporting member of the team, providing comfort and creating the best experience possible for families visiting Children’s Mercy.

We couldn’t provide the care we do without volunteers like you.

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.
 

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.