Making an Impact is Accessible for Everyone
Children’s Mercy volunteers play a critical role in providing a positive experience for our patients and their families. There are volunteer opportunities available for all of our community members including those individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions.
As a volunteer, you can make a difference for our patients, families, visitors and staff every day. The kids at Children’s Mercy are counting on you!
Our special P.A.V.E. (Providing Accessible Volunteer Experiences) program offers additional application support and training to individuals with disabilities who are interested in volunteering, especially former or current patients of Children's Mercy.
Volunteer Requirements for Individuals with Disabilities or Chronic Health Conditions
Please be aware of these requirements for our volunteers with special needs and reach out if you have any questions:
- Age: Volunteers are over the age of 15.
- Health & Background Clearance: The health and safety of our patients and their families is paramount, so volunteers will be required to pass a background check and complete a health form.
Independence: Our volunteers are expected to perform core volunteer duties independently, after an initial training period.
How to Become a Volunteer
When you’re ready to become a volunteer — one of the hundreds of community members who make our work transforming lives possible — simply reach out through the contact form to receive support in completing an application form or to get more information about opportunities available for volunteers with disabilities or chronic health conditions.
Making a Difference in Her Own Way
Have Questions About Our P.A.V.E. Program or Opportunities for Volunteers with Disabilities?
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on becoming a volunteer at Children’s Mercy.