Volunteer at the Hospital

Adult volunteer helps Children's Mercy patient

Join the Children’s Mercy Family. Become a Volunteer.

Every day, our incredible volunteers — community members just like you — make a difference in the lives of Children’s Mercy’s patients and families by serving in various important roles throughout the hospital.

You, too, can become a volunteer and help transform lives! Many of our volunteer opportunities have specific requirements and age restrictions, so please select the appropriate category to find the best fit for you.

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Adult Volunteer

Help ensure families have an easy, comfortable visit by providing support, guidance and company during their stay.

Be a Volunteer

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College Student Volunteer

Bring comfort (and fun!) to families in need as a friendly face and helping hand of the hospital.

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High School Student Volunteer

Gain experience while giving back! Help make the hospital visit a better one for patients and their families.

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Group Volunteers

Give back to the community as a group or team by volunteering at the hospital.

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Volunteers with Disabilities

Opportunities for Volunteers with Disabilities

Play a critical role in providing a positive experience for our patients and their families.

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Meet Our Volunteers

Honoring a Son Through Service


After losing her son, Tyler, to a rare disease, Teresa wanted to give back to the hospital where he received care for so long. When she volunteers, Teresa feels closer to her son. “Through giving my time, I’m getting so much more in return,” she says.

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Making a Difference in Her Own Way


As a former Children’s Mercy patient, Catherine is grateful for the outstanding medical care she received to treat challenges related to her cerebral palsy. But she also knows the importance of a smile when patients and families arrive for a visit or treatment. That’s why she volunteers at the Kreamer Resource Center. “We all can make a difference in our own way,” Catherine said. “I try to make the day a little brighter for our families.”

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