To help ensure the safety of our patients, their families, our employees, and our volunteers, we have made the decision to suspend the onboarding of new volunteers at Cincinnati Children’s indefinitely. We will provide updates when we are able to resume regular programming.
Help a Child and Reduce Stress on Families
Cincinnati Children’s offers many opportunities for volunteering. All volunteer efforts support the needs of our patients, families and staff. Dropping off toys and games in rooms, offering parents breaks, supporting the needs of outpatient clinics, and helping the hospital school program are just a few of the things our volunteers do. In addition to more traditional hospital volunteer roles, we also offer experiences supporting specialty preschools for programs like the Therapeutic Interagency Program (TIP) or The Aaron Perlman Center and participating in our Volunteer Dog Program.
A weekly commitment of 2-3 hours for six consecutive months is required for all adult volunteers (other than those in the dog program) including college students. Volunteers are present on our campuses seven days a week, from early mornings until well into the evening. While not all shifts are available at any given time, we work closely with each applicant to try to identify a day and time that works for their schedule.
If you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one, please wait several months before you consider applying. If you are currently seeking employment, please wait until you are established in your new schedule and routine before applying.
To learn more about volunteer requirements, what you should consider before you apply and details about our program in the Individual Volunteer Opportunities section.