Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232


(615) 936-1000

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Volunteer Michelle Thompson with a patient and Swoosh the dog

Children's Hospital offers volunteering programs for adults, college students, and high school students. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of at least six months.

We offer several types of hands-on volunteer experiences to fit different schedules, preferences, and experience levels.

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities (PDF).

Adult Volunteer Program

Guidelines for Adult Program

Our current application session for this program is now closed. The next volunteer recruitment will begin in July 2018.

2018 Recruitment Dates for Adult applicants:

Winter/Spring:
Application Available January 2 to 12, 2018
Interview Dates February 5 and 8, 2018
Orientation Date February 22, 2018

Fall:
Application Available July 31 to August 10, 2018
Interview Dates August 27 and 30, 2018
Orientation Date September 13, 2018

College Volunteer Program

Guidelines for College Program

Our current application session for this program is now closed. The next volunteer recruitment will begin in August 2018.

All undergraduate college volunteer applicants must be available for two consecutive semesters (including summer) to volunteer. If you are not available for summer volunteering, we encourage you to apply in the fall.

2018 Recruitment Dates for College applicants:

Winter/Spring:
Application Available January 2 to 12, 2018
Interview Dates February 5 and 8, 2018
Orientation Date February 22, 2018

Fall:
Application Available August 20 to 31, 2018
Interview Dates September 12 and 17, 2018
Orientation Date September 27, 2018

Short-term College Summer Program

Guidelines for Summer College Program

Our current application session for this program is now closed. The next application opportunity will be in March 2019.

Interview Dates Phone interviews take place April 1 to 13, 2018
Orientation Date May 14, 2018

High School Strive Program

Download the guidelines for Strive

Our current application session for this program is now closed. The next application opportunity will begin in February 2019.

Interviews April 2018
Sessions June 11-29 and July 9-27, 2018

Additional opportunities

Because of the nature of our work and the commitment level we need from our volunteers, we are unable to offer a short-term volunteer experience for individuals and groups. If a regular session isn't a fit for you, please consider donating or entertaining.


Last Edited: March 19, 2018
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