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Volunteer at the Hospital

Love Will make a difference.


Every day, our incredible volunteers — community members just like you — make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Children's Mercy in a variety of ways.

You, too, can become a volunteer and help children and families right here in your community!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Mercy has suspended volunteer onboarding. We have implemented many changes in policy, practice and protocol all designed to protect the children and families we serve, and to help decrease the spread of COVID-19. If you have questions, please contact us at volunteer@cmh.edu.

Natalia smiling and sitting with her siblings on stone steps

Opportunity for Summer Student Volunteers

While student volunteer opportunities in the hospital are on hold this summer due to COVID-19, we’re inviting you to earn your volunteer hours by creating a virtual fundraiser for Children’s Mercy! Your support of the I Love Children’s Mercy Fund will provide hope and comfort for kids in the hospital through programs like art and music therapy.

Volunteer with us at Children's Mercy.

Create Happy Kits

Make a child or parent's day by assembling Happy Kits, which are used to help patients feel welcome and happy during their visit.

Opportunity for Kids: Become a Children's Mercy Junior Champion

When your child donates to the hospital, they have the opportunity to participate in the Junior Champions charm program. This program recognizes their generosity and provides positive reinforcement for their acts of kindness.

Choose your opportunity

Become an adult volunteer at Children's Mercy.

Adult volunteer

Your experience matters. Give support and guidance to families and help ensure they have an easy, comfortable visit.  

Become a college student volunteer at Children's Mercy.

College student volunteer

Interested in learning more about children's health? Be a friendly face and a helping hand for the hospital and give comfort to families in need.  

Volunteer as a high school student at Children's Mercy.

High school student volunteer

Gain experience while giving back! Help make hospital visits better for patients and their families. 

Volunteer as a group or team at Children's Mercy.

Group volunteers

Team build for wellness! Give back to the community as a group or team by volunteering at the hospital.

Volunteer opportunities for those with disabilities at Children's Mercy.

Opportunities for volunteers with disabilities

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

Meet our volunteers

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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Catherine tells her story about being a patient at Children's Mercy.