While our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals work hard to provide the best in pediatric health care to this region, East Tennessee Children's Hospital's volunteers devote numerous hours of their free time to help the hospital run smoothly. These men and women work directly with patients and families in places like our NICU and gift shop, and they also manage projects and fundraisers to enrich the Children's Hospital community with their positive contributions.
At East Tennessee Children's Hospital, we depend on our volunteers. Since the mid-1960s, the Children's Hospital Volunteers have been helping the hospital and patient families to have a more comfortable hospital experience. Individuals, organizations and business groups support Children's Hospital year-round through the donation of their time. We offer many fun and rewarding ways for you to help, and we hope you'll consider becoming a volunteer at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
Our volunteers make a difference ...
Each month, hundreds of area women and men unselfishly give a few hours of their time, love and attention to our young patients and their families. Volunteers devote many hours to managing projects and fundraisers that purchase supplies and fund services to make a child's stay in the hospital more enjoyable. As a volunteer, you can make a significant contribution to the mission of Children's Hospital - providing the very best in pediatric health care to the sick and injured children of our region.
You're just the person we've been looking for ...
There is no typical Children's Hospital volunteer. Our volunteers are varied and talented and come from different backgrounds and professions. Our volunteers include retirees, students, newcomers, stay-at-home moms, professionals, women and men of all ages. Whatever your reasons for volunteering, whatever your background or skills, we would like to talk to you about helping us at Children's Hospital.
Our qualifications are simple. Volunteers must:
The Children's Hospital Volunteer Services and Programs Department offers many areas where you may choose to contribute your time. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts on weekdays or weekends are available in many areas. You can choose the times that best fit your schedule.
Some of the volunteer opportunities we offer at Children's Hospital include the following:
Job requirements vary by volunteer position, but the key qualities you need to volunteer at Children's Hospital are a pleasant and outgoing personality and a willingness to help. In return, you will receive a meal allowance and complimentary parking. If you are a student, you may also benefit from practical experience in a field related to your major.
Every year, Children's Hospital accepts applications for the Summer VolunTeen Program. For more information, please call 865-541-8136.
Eligible teens must be at least 15 years old, have transportation, be able to commit to one 2-week session (Monday through Friday either morning or afternoon) and have a heart for volunteering. The VolunTeen position is ideal for home schooled students and high school seniors who are completing a senior project.
To apply for one of our Volunteer Scholarships, click here to download an application.
As an advocate for children, Children's Hospital provides staff, volunteers, in-kind services and/or financial support to many community organizations whose goals are to help children, including: