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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2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Volunteer with Friends

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.

Sign up to volunteer with Friends


Fundraising activities

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

Fall Events

  • 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 Co-Chairs

Spring Events




Friends' hospital activities

Help provide for the needs of patients and their families by volunteering for one of the following hospital hospitality projects.

Ongoing activitiesLunch Bunch Bar-B-Cutie
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

Ongoing Activities

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 and let us know how you want to get involved.

Last Edited: March 22, 2017
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