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Corporate and Group Volunteers

Various opportunities exsit for corporate and group volunteers to assist at Dayton Children's. Typically, the intention is to help on a specific project or provide a needed service on a short-term basis.

Since project volunteers are not at Dayton Children's on a regular long-term schedule, they are not required to go through the application/interview process, attend volunteer orientation or complete the required health screening. Because they do not complete the above requirements, they are unable to be involved with direct patient care or perform tasks in clinical areas.

Some of Dayton Children's short-term projects are seasonal and may be outdoors such as landscaping, clean-up or painting. Indoor projects may include cleaning playrooms or the Spot Shop/gift shop, cleaning toys, assisting with holiday decorations or helping with special fundraising events.

For more information about corporate and group volunteer projects, contact the volunteer services department at 937-641-3333.

Bringing Smiles

Another way that groups often like to volunteer at Dayton Children's is through our child life department. Child life collaborates with 200 community groups or individuals per year who are interested in bringing smiles to our patients faces. The groups and individuals positively impact patients by engaging them in activities or donating needed items from our wishlist. To request a group visit or more information please call the hospital at 641-3000 and ask to speak with child life.

Special events or group visits should be scheduled two weeks to one month in advance. Dates and times are limited and fill up fast.

Please keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • Preferred group size is 5 people or less
  • All participants must be age 15+
  • Groups must be accompanied by a child life specialist or hospital volunteer
  • No food, candy or latex balloons
  • All photos require parent consent
  • Allow 60 to 90 minutes for your group visit
  • Our patients range in age from newborn to 21 years of age


  • Dayton Children's is proud to be a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Upcoming Events

The 1st Annual Logan X. Hess Stop Child Abuse Poker Run and Car Show will take place August 3. The ride begins at the Piqua American Legion and ends at Edison Community College. The car show will be at Edison Community College.

Car Seat Safety Check at Russell's Point Municipal Building

Play golf at the world-class NCR Country Club golf course to benefit Dayton Children’s Pediatric Cancer Care Center. Enjoy the Hoopla festivities featuring dinner and an outstanding silent auction and a guest presentations from our brave Dayton Children's ambassador fighting cancer.

Car Seat Safety Check

Car Seat Safety Check at Evenflo in Miamisburg

Join the Dayton Children's Air Force Marathon Team and run for kids who can't September 20, 2014.

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