Volunteer Services Texas Medical Center

Texas Children's is honored to consistently rank as the best children's hospital in Texas and among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We take immense pride in this achievement, which is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our exceptional team, including our amazing volunteers. Our volunteers play a crucial role in providing the best possible care to children, women, and their families, and we are incredibly grateful for their contribution. 

At Texas Children's, we believe that our volunteers are an essential part of our team, and we assign volunteer positions based on the hospital's current needs, as well as the volunteer's availability, interests, and skills. We welcome volunteers who are at least 18 years old and can commit to serving a minimum of one, three-hour shift every week for at least six months, at the same day and time. Please note we do not have any volunteer programming during evening or weekend at The Texas Medical Center Campus. All placements take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Join us today and be a part of the best children's hospital in Texas. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Looking to make a positive impact in your community? 

We're looking for compassionate and committed individuals to join our team. Take a moment to review our Volunteer Applicant Overview and learn more about the requirements for our program. As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to fill any of our open positions, including:

  • Guest Services: If you're a person who enjoys multitasking, our hospitality team could use your help. Greet families, provide directions and wayfinding assistance, and delivery of patient mail and comfort items. 
  • Child Life Playrooms: If you love working with children, our Child Life Playrooms are the perfect fit. Help engage patients and their siblings in meaningful activities that brighten their day. 
  • Bed Rest Buddies: If you're creative and enjoy spending time with soon-to-be moms, consider becoming a Bed Rest Buddy. Provide bedside crafting activities to patients on bed rest in the Pavilion for Women.
  • Outpatient Clinics: Help ease patient anxiety by providing distractions in waiting areas, such as card games, puzzles, and coloring. 
  • Tea Cart: Join our Volunteer Services team and help support caregivers by serving tea and treats to the staff of Texas Children’s. 
  • CVICU: Provide meaningful and engaging interactions with patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. 

Make a difference in the lives of others and join our team of dedicated volunteers today! Apply here.

Summer Junior Program

The application window for the 2024 Summer Junior Program has closed. Please visit the website in January 2025 to learn more about the 2025 Summer Junior Program.

Contact Texas Children’s Volunteer Services - Medical Center Campus

Volunteer Services Department
6621 Fannin Street, Suite A1125
Houston, TX 77030