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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 will open registration for the 2020 summer session in January 2020.

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.

Resources for College Student Volunteers

  • Health and Consent Form: New volunteers must complete and submit this form as part of the application process. New volunteers can submit completed forms to
  • Returning Volunteer Application: Current and returning student volunteers must complete this brief registration form. 
  • New volunteers will be emailed a link to an application upon receipt of a completed health form. 

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.