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College Student Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities

Year-round: College students who are over the age of 18 and have graduated high school can apply for a long-term/year-round commitment by applying as an adult volunteer. Visit the Adult Volunteer page to learn more about the requirements and how to apply.

Summer: Applications for the summer 2024 college student volunteer program are now closed. All positions have been filled.

For more ways to give, consider making happy kits for our patients and families or organizing a fundraiser.

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 and 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.

Children's Mercy college student volunteer folding a blanket at the hospital.

Outpatient roles

Help patients pass the time in waiting rooms with fun activities, as well as support important duties to help our clinics run smoothly. 

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?

Read our hospital volunteer FAQ for more information on becoming a volunteer at Children's Mercy.