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

The Boonshoft School of Medicine is hosting the first Annual: In it for the Long Run BSOM Dayton Children’s Hem/Onc 5k and Kids' 1 mile run on April 9th. What better way to jump start your spring by running a 5k in support of this amazing hospital that helps so many local children and their family?

Free special education seminar for parents and professionals on the transition from childhood to adulthood. Learn skills to help your disabled child understand the physical, emotional and social changes of puberty, sexuality and safety.

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Ways to Help

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The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815