Volunteer at the Hospital

Volunteer at the Hospital

Give Mercy. Become a Volunteer. 

Every day, our incredible volunteers — community members just like you — make a difference in the lives of Children’s Mercy’s patients and families by serving in various important roles throughout the hospital.

You, too, can become a volunteer and help children and families right here in your community! Many of our volunteer opportunities have specific requirements and age restrictions, so please select the appropriate category to find the best fit for you.

Choose Your Opportunity

Happy Kits

Happy Kits

Make a child or parent's day by assembling Happy Kits, which are used to help patients feel welcome and happy during their visit.

Assemble Kits

Volunteers with Disabilities

Opportunities for Volunteers with Disabilities

Play a critical role in providing a positive and inclusive experience for our patients and their families.

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Adult Volunteer

Your experience matters. Give support and guidance to families and help ensure they have an easy, comfortable visit. 

Be a Volunteer

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College Student Volunteer

Interested in learning more about children's health? Be a friendly face and a helping hand for the hospital and give comfort to families in need. 

Get Involved

HS Student Volunteer

High School Student Volunteer

Gain experience while giving back! Help make hospital visits better for patients and their families.

Get Started

Group Volunteer

Group Volunteers

Team build for wellness! Give back to the community as a group or team by volunteering at the hospital.

Organize a Group

Meet Our Volunteers

Honoring a Son Through Service

Theresa

After losing her son, Tyler, to a rare disease, Teresa wanted to give back to the hospital where he received care for so long. When she volunteers, Teresa feels closer to her son. “Through giving my time, I’m getting so much more in return,” she says.

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Making a Difference in Her Own Way

Catherine

As a former Children’s Mercy patient, Catherine is grateful for the outstanding medical care she received to treat challenges related to her cerebral palsy. But she also knows the importance of a smile when patients and families arrive for a visit or treatment. That’s why she volunteers at the Kreamer Resource Center. “We all can make a difference in our own way,” Catherine said. “I try to make the day a little brighter for our families.”

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