The Zone

We are pleased to open NEW placements in The Zone and in our In The Zone TV studio, where volunteers help invite families to fun events, assist in hosting events and provide on-camera and behind-the-scenes tech support (shifts are M-F, ranging from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)


Patient Pals

Patient Pal VOLUNTEERS work in various units throughout the hospital.  They bring toys, games, activities and joy to the bedside, helping kids who cannot leave their rooms continue to feel like kids.  They offer breaks to parents and caregivers.  Contact us to learn which shifts are most needed (typically M-F, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Our families put their trust in you

VOLUNTEERS commit to at least 1 shift (3 hours) per week for 12 months.  These shifts are scheduled for the same day and time each week. To allow some flexibility our minimum requirement is 3 shifts per month for a total of 100 service hours a year.

VOLUNTEER.  Placements available include Patient Pals, The Zone, Floaters/Projects and Emergency Department.

VOLUNTEERS must be 18 or older and able to complete requirements of on-boarding (steps typically take 4-6 weeks):  Application, Interview, Drug Test, Background Check, 2 TB Tests, Training Sessions & $20 for your required VOLUNTEER polo.

Frequently Asked Questions


Listing of All Placements

While our Top Needs are highlighted above, we use VOLUNTEERS in a wide variety of areas.  Our list below indicates which placements are already full and which placements can utilize variable shifts:

  • Baby Buddies (FULL)

  • Book Cart & Toy Cart Volunteers (FULL)

  • Cuddlers (FULL)

  • Emergency Department

  • Gift Shop

  • Patient Pals

  • Pet Therapy (With Your Certified Pet)

  • The Zone

  • Tutors

  • Way Finder (Top Need)

  • Surgery Waiting

I think it’s a great place. I truly enjoy coming here every week and giving back to the community.
— Brant, Patient Pal Volunteer