For Patients and Families
Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt volunteers provide support to soften the impact on Children's Hospital patients and their families as they face their injuries and illnesses. Read on to learn how you can help our patients by volunteering with Friends or click the button below to let us know how you want to get involved.
Help Friends generate philanthropic support for Children's Hospital by volunteering with one of the Friends fundraising initiatives:
- Holiday Project, an annual initiative involving the sale of cards and other holiday items designed by patients
- An Evening with Friends, a casual night of support occurring at the Loveless Barn in the fall
- Friends & Fashion, an annual springtime fashion show
- Sundae With Friends, an afternoon of fun for children
Friends' hospital activities
Help provide for the needs of patients and their families by volunteering for one of the following hospital hospitality projects.
These four require a year-long, monthly commitment beginning in September.
- Family Dinner Nights
- Lunch Bunch
- Patient Special Events
- Pizza Bingo Nights
The activities listed by month below are one-time commitments.
Staff Special Event, an opportunity to show appreciation to the nurses, doctors and health care professionals at Children's Hospital
Time for Remembering, the annual memorial service remembering the children who pass away at Children's Hospital
4th of July Picnic, a free picnic lunch for patients, their families and hospital staff
Champ's Holiday House, sign up for a shift assisting the hospital with receiving donations, sorting toys or helping families choose gifts for patients and their siblings
Additional volunteer opportunities for Friends members
Red Wagon Project, teens are recruited to coordinate donation drives in their communities
Feet on the Street, an initiative to help our Children's Miracle Network Hospitals team steward their community partners
Music City Tennis Invitational, the longest running music-related tennis tournament in the country which benefits the Center for Child Development at Children's Hospital
Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party, an event including wine tastings, live jazz in the courtyard and a concert by Kix Brooks
Hockey Fights Cancer, the Nashville Predators' fundraising nights for Children's Hospital
Ready to volunteer?
Email us at email@example.com and let us know how you want to get involved.
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