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College Student Volunteer

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Mercy has suspended all in-person student volunteer programming and is offering a virtual volunteer opportunity at this time. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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.

Explore volunteer opportunities for college students


Every volunteer has the opportunity to provide comfort to patients, families and visitors, ensuring each and every person who walks through our doors has a positive experience while at Children’s Mercy.

Guest services & hospitality roles

Help make every visitor feel welcome and ensure they have the most comfortable visit possible from the moment they walk in the door and throughout their stay.

Outpatient Roles

Do fun activities with patients and their families to help pass time in the waiting room areas throughout the hospital.

Inpatient Roles

Provide much needed support to the parents and patients spending time at Children’s Mercy through daytime and evening activities that help promote a positive experience during a difficult time.

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.