At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis visitor information – Updates

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At Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, volunteers are an invaluable part of our philosophy for care. Whether it’s working behind the scenes or interacting with patients, families and staff, every volunteer position is important and provides a genuine service to our hospital and patients. As a volunteer for our hospital, you will discover a wealth of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to provide support to patients and their families during their hospital stay and clinic visits
  • Experience working with patients and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Exposure to a unique, specialized health care environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • A sense of satisfaction that comes from giving of yourself to others.

Volunteer requirements

To protect the health and safety of our patients and families, it is imperative for our hospital volunteers to meet certain requirements. All hospital volunteers must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Commit to a minimum of one year of volunteering
  • Submit to a complete background check, including references, criminal records and child abuse history
  • Have up-to-date vaccinations, including tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Pass a drug screening test
  • Attend a comprehensive orientation prior to beginning your volunteer position

Volunteer opportunities

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis is a specialized hospital offering volunteer positions in a variety of departments throughout the hospital. Volunteer placement is based on matching your abilities, interests and availability with the needs of our hospital. We cannot guarantee open positions all the time, but we work hard to align your talents and interests with your volunteer position to ensure a meaningful volunteer experience.

Groups sometimes provide one-time activity sessions for our inpatients or in our hospital clinic. If you are a group looking to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator whose information may be found at the bottom of this page.

Apply to volunteer

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer you may download a Volunteer Application. Applications may be printed, completed legibly by hand and mailed, or completed on the computer and e-mailed to our volunteer coordinator, Breanna Wyman. Each application must have a signature to be valid.

If an appropriate volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for a phone interview. If no appropriate openings are available when your application is received, we will keep your application on file for three months.

If you have questions about volunteering at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Breanna Wyman at 314-692-6413.

Volunteer login

If you are a current volunteer and would like to log your hours, please use our volunteer login tool.