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Volunteers are an important part of the patient experience at Cook Children's. Through their gifts of time, talent, and compassion, volunteers help sick and injured children and their families have the best experience possible under their circumstances.

Directing and escorting visitors, reading books, playing in the playrooms, comforting little ones, educating parents about infant safety, and helping customers in the gift shop are just a few ways our volunteers make a challenging time better, put a smile on a child's face, or support an anxious parent.

Adult volunteers

If you're 18 and over you may find a place to volunteer here.

College volunteers

Support patients, families, and staff while gaining valuable experience.

Junior volunteers

If you're age 15-18, you can enjoy the rewarding experience of volunteering.

Stitch-a-wish volunteers

If you like to sew, knit or crochet, you may have what it takes to stitch a wish.

Volunteer FAQs

Find answers to the questions we are asked most often about volunteer opportunities.

Specialty Volunteer Programs

These volunteer programs have specific requirements that apply to a select group.

Volunteer safety

Safety is of the utmost importance in protecting the patients and yourself as you volunteer in the medical setting. Please view the Volunteer Safety information as part of your training. When you have finished viewing the presentation, please complete the safety review test.

*Please do not take the safety test until AFTER your interview with a Volunteer Program Coordinator.

After completing the safety test, you may call or email the volunteer office to set up your orientation date/time.

"Volunteering gives me an opportunity to support a great organization, and I feel good knowing that I can be an impact through donating a small amount of my time every year." — PICU Waiting Room volunteer