Volunteer Opportunities

CHOP volunteerThe volunteers who donate their time to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia play an important role in the experience of our patients and families.

They work alongside healthcare professionals, help in clinical and non-clinical areas, and support the Hospital's mission to care for not just the patient, but the entire family.

Volunteer at the Hospital

Volunteer Services at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers opportunities for all different types of volunteer work. Take a look at our volunteer categories to determine which option is right for you, and to learn about volunteer requirements. Through a regular volunteer placement, volunteers are required to provide service hours a minimum of once a week for a period of 3 hours.

Adult Volunteer Program

Volunteers over the age of 18 who are not enrolled in college and who are able to make a significant time commitment may be a fit for the adult volunteer program. There are many different ways that our adult volunteers can compliment professional services in our patient care areas and provide support to our patients and families.

College Student Volunteer Program

College student volunteers work at the Main Welcome Desk, Wood Welcome Desks, and Emergency Department, where they give a warm welcome to all patient families, evaluate limited visitation needs and guests with directions to get to where they're going.

High School Explorer Program

We offer a limited number of spots each summer for volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18 who are enrolled in high school who want to give of their time while gaining valuable hands-on experience and educational opportunities within a medical setting.

Gerald B. Shreiber Pet Therapy Program

Are you and your dog currently certified by Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs International, Therapy Dogs Inc or Comfort Caring Canines? If so, you might be a fit for pet therapy volunteering.

One-Time Volunteer Program

Are you or your group interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity? Since much of our daily programming allows ample craft and play opportunities, we welcome your creativity in proposing a visit which will provide our patients with a unique and memorable activity.

Volunteer outside the Hospital

There are many ways for individuals to support The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. You can organize an event, volunteer at an event, or join a volunteer group.

Plan a school or community fundraiser

Organizing a fundraising event, whether you're planning a sponsored race or a bake sale, is a wonderful way to get your community involved and touch the lives of kids who rely on Children's Hospital for care. Fill out an event form to get started.