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Volunteer at the Hospital

In an abundance of caution and consideration for the health of the community, Children’s Mercy is suspending new volunteer onboarding. We have implemented many changes in policy, practice and protocol all designed to protect those we serve and to help decrease the potential spread of COVID-19. If you have questions, please contact us at

Love Will make a difference.

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 children and families right here in your community! Many of our volunteer opportunities have specific requirements and age restrictions, so please select the appropriate category to find the best fit for you.

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.