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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 closes within weeks of opening.

The 2019-2020 Student Volunteer School Year Session is a full academic year/40 week volunteer commitment. Students volunteer once per week, on the same day and time each week. Students must complete a minimum of 100 volunteer hours between Monday, August 19, 2019 and Sunday, May 17, 2020.

College student volunteer requirements


  • Age: Students must be 18 years old AND have graduated from high school by August 1, 2019 to qualify for patient care roles.

  • Time Commitment: College student volunteers are required to commit to 100 hours of service. 

  • Health & Application Forms: The health and safety of our patients and their families is paramount, so all volunteers are required to complete a health form, an application and a Hirevue online interview.

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

Important Dates


  • Friday, June 28, 2019: Deadline to submit the required completed health form (new students only), application (all students), and online interview (new students only).
  • Week of August 22-26, 2019: Dates volunteers will be notified of acceptance and/or placement into the volunteer program. 
  • Thursday, August 1, 2019 or Tuesday, August, 20, 2019: Dates of new student orientation. New student volunteers are only required to attend one session. 
  • Monday, August 19, 2019 through Sunday, May 17, 2020: Students must complete their 100 hours of service within this timeframe. 

Resources for College Student Volunteers

  • Health and Consent Form: New volunteers must complete and submit this form by Friday, June 28. 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.