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what volunteers do

Volunteers at Dayton Children's assist in more than 50 different departments in the hospital. Volunteer tasks can vary from helping with a child life craft time, greeting patient families or doing data entry. While we do our best to place volunteers with a position that they desire we cannot always guarantee their first choice. The volunteer services department works hard to match each volunteer to the most appropriate job based upon their skills and current needs and availability.

Some examples of volunteer activities include:

child life

Assist the child life specialists in the activity rooms, patient room or other areas.

greeter/information desk

Welcome and assist families and patients with directions, questions and facilitating other needs.

patient escort

Taking patients and families to a designated area for treatment.

various clerical opportunities

Office-type duties that vary according to assignment.

outpatient surgery

Assist with presurgery paperwork, escorting patients when discharged and help with waiting area duties.

inpatient aide

Sit in a room to provide company to a patient when their primary caregiver is unable to be there.

contact us apply

The volunteer resources department is open M-F from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. They can be reached by phone at 937-641-3333 or by email.

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Anyone interested in volunteering at Dayton Children’s must submit an application online. We look forward to reviewing your application and will be in touch shortly after it is received.

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