Volunteer Requirements and Benefits

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Volunteers make a commitment of four hours a week on a regularly scheduled basis and serve a minimum of 100 hours or one year.  Volunteer positions are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Application Process

The volunteer services department operates on an application-interview process. Personal interviews are scheduled after applications have been received. If selected, the prospective volunteer is scheduled for volunteer orientation. General orientation and completion of required health work is mandatory for all volunteers. The health work consists of TB testing and proof of the volunteer's immunization to rubeola, rubella and chicken pox. This health work can be done by Dayton Children's employee health nurse at no cost to the volunteer.

The volunteer uniform is a blue smock or shirt with the Dayton Children's logo. The cost is $20.00. There are several styles available.

Department-specific orientations will be conducted by the staff in the volunteer's assigned department.


  • Meal voucher each day you volunteer a minimum of four hours
  • Free flu shots each year
  • 10 percent discount in the Spot Shop/gift shop
  • Awards for hours served
  • Annual recognition banquet
  • Free parking
  • Letter of reference
  • Self-satisfaction

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

Upcoming Events

Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer.

Join us for a special night with an all-star line-up of country music acts performing to benefit the hospital!

Car Seat Safety Check

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