Every Volunteer Counts

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Dayton Children's.  Unless otherwise noted, volunteer positions are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The Volunteer position for high school students is available only during the summer.  Currently, only adult applications are being accepted. Due to an extremely long waiting list, applications for college students are on hold until further notice.

Gift Shop
Assist customers, sales, pricing and some merchandise display.

Child Life
Assist the child life specialists in the activity rooms, patient room or other areas.  Volunteers are needed for shifts Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Volunteer at information desk Volunteer at information desk

Greeter/Information Desk
Welcome and assist families and patients with directions, questions, and facilitating other needs.

Outpatient clinic reading program: Days and times to be arranged
Reading to patients while they are waiting for clinic visits. This is part of the Reach Out and Read program.

Patient escort
Taking patients and families to a designated area for treatment.

Various clerical opportunities: Days and times to be arranged
Office-type duties that vary according to assignment.

Outpatient surgery: Tuesday and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Assist with presurgery paperwork, escorting patients when discharged and help with waiting area duties.

For more information, call the volunteer services department at 937-641-3333 or send an e-mail.

Pet therapy volunteer
Inpatient volunteers
Front desk volunteer
Gift shop volunteer
Micah the mini horse visits patients
Micah the mini horse visiting a patient
Buddy and Cathy
Our pet therapy volunteers and their dogs
Jager, the pet therapy dog, meets a patient
Linda and Lacy making rounds in surgery
Pet therapy volunteers

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

Upcoming Events

Dayton Children’s cordially invites you to attend our upcoming state-wide pediatric trauma symposium. The symposium will be held at the Wyndham Hotel, Miamisburg, OH on April 25, 2014.

Get your family started on a healthy lifestyle

Join the Beavercreek TWIG groups 11, 17, and 22 for the annual spring luncheon, Run for the Roses, on April 26, 2014 at the Beavercreek Golf Club.

Wally Bear and family friendly 1 or 5 mile walk

The 5th Annual Putting Fore Kids Golf Outing sponsored by Moraine Walmart takes place at Pipestone Golf Course on May 15th, 2014 and will benefit Dayton Children's Hospital.

The Gem City Throwbacks Baseball Organization has teamed up with Vs. Cancer Foundation to raise money for Dayton Children's Cancer Center and pediatric cancer research during the Throwbacks' Vs. Cancer Tournament May 17-18, 2014.

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Ways to Help

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The Right Care for the Right Reasons

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