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requirements and benefits

Please make sure to review the following requirements and make sure that volunteering at Dayton Children’s would be a fit for you before submitting an application.


  • Volunteers make a commitment of three to 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 with limited positions on the weekends and in the evenings.
  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and out of high school. Teens age 16-18 who are still in high school can apply for our summer volunteen program.
  • All volunteers must receive an annual mandatory flu vaccine. This is provided free of charge to all Dayton Children’s volunteers at the hospital. If you do not receive a flu vaccine you cannot volunteer at Dayton Children’s.
  • All volunteers must undergo TB testing as well as show immunization records for Tdap, rubeola, mumps, rubella and chicken pox. TB testing is done by a Dayton Children’s employee health nurse at no cost to the volunteer.
  • Volunteers must wear their blue smock uniform. This uniform will be provided to all volunteers free of charge.
  • All volunteers must attend volunteer orientation.This is usually on a Tuesday morning.


  • Meal voucher each day you volunteer a minimum of four hours
  • Free flu shots each year
  • Awards for hours served
  • Annual recognition banquet
  • Free parking
  • Free uniform
  • Letter of reference after completing 50 hours of service
  • Gratitude of countless patients and families as well as the Dayton Children’s staff
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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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