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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Join or Volunteer with Friends

Friends at Membership Meeting

While Children’s Hospital doctors, nurses and staff provide medical care, Friends members provide extra support to patients and families to help ease their hospital stay. When you join Friends, your membership dues fund events like these for patients and families in the hospital:

  • Annual July 4th Picnic
  • More than 19,000 meals for families each year
  • Holiday parties and other fun patient and family events throughout the year
  • Children’s Hospital Bereavement Ceremony

Become a Friends Member Today!

Membership dues

Your membership dues are considered a tax-deductible gift.

Annual Membership: $50 (single or couple)

Lifetime Membership: $450 (Lifetime Memberships can be paid in full or in three annual installments of $150.)

Membership benefits

When you become a member of Friends, you get access to exclusive opportunities that truly make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

  • Monthly newsletter with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and news across the hospital
  • Invitation to all Friends events including fundraisers, luncheons and other meetings
  • Wide variety of ways to get involved makes it easy to pick and choose how you can make a difference, regardless of your busy schedule

Volunteer opportunities exclusive to Friends

Help Friends generate philanthropic support for Children's Hospital by volunteering with one of the Friends fundraising initiatives.

To volunteer for one of the below opportunities, email us at

Signature Events

Fundraising Initiatives

Patient & Family Support

Help ease the stay for patients and their families by volunteering with one of our hospital hospitality committees.

  • February: Staff Special Event—an opportunity to show appreciation to the nurses, doctors and health care professionals at Children's Hospital
  • May: A Time for Remembering—an annual memorial service remembering children who pass away at Children's Hospital
  • July: Annual July 4 Picnic—a free picnic lunch for patients, their families and hospital staff
  • Year-Round *The below require a year-long monthly commitment from September to August with special training required for these volunteers.
    • Family Dinner Nights
    • Lunch Brunch
    • Patient Special Events
    • Pizza Bingo Nights
    • Daytime Bingo

Community Outreach

Support Children's Hospital by raising community awareness through volunteer support at other events.

To donate items to the hospital, visit Champ's Toy Chest to see the hospital's most urgent needs.

Last Edited: October 20, 2017
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