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High School Student Volunteer

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High school student volunteers support the Children’s Mercy staff, as well as help make the experience here a positive one for patients, families and visitors.

Each opportunity uniquely supports our mission to transform the lives of kids cared for at Children’s Mercy.

Year-round: Currently, we do not have year-round opportunities available for high school students.

Summer: This year will look different. We are not able to offer a weekly summer volunteer program for high school students. However, we will be offering single-day volunteer opportunities for high school students only! 

Summer 2024 information and details: 

  • Single-day volunteer opportunities will be offered once per month on June 13, July 10 and Aug. 12.

  • Eligible volunteers must be 16 years old by June 1, 2024.

  • For all volunteers under the age of 18, a parent/guardian consent and waiver will need to be completed prior to the volunteer shift.

  • Please use the button below to sign up for these volunteer opportunities.

  • All single-day volunteer opportunities will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Services and In-kind Giving Department at (816) 302-1020.

Sign up for volunteer opportunities


Other ways to be involved

For other high school student opportunities offered at Children’s Mercy and within the community, please visit our For High School Students page.

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

Guest services & hospitality roles

Help make every visitor feel welcome and ensure they feel comfortable from the moment they walk in the door and throughout their time at the hospital.

Outpatient roles

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

Have questions about being a high school student volunteer?

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