Apply to Volunteer at Children's

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC!

Prior to beginning the application process, we ask that you read Considerations to Volunteering at Children's Hospital (PDF).

Application Process

Due to the volume of applications that we receive on an ongoing basis, we have developed an annual application schedule. This schedule is based on type of volunteer (adult, college, or teen) for when we will be accepting applications for review. 

Please note that we have a limited number of positions available.

Hospital Volunteer Program applications (including Adults and College Students)


Dates Accepting Applications


March 1 to May 15


Now Closed

July 15 to September 15


November 1 to January 1

We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back after November 1, as we will begin taking applications for the Winter Spring Enrollment Period at that time

To become a member of our Hospital Volunteer Program, you will be required to complete a number of steps. First, you must complete Children’s Hospital’s online volunteer application and have two references to complete an online reference form.

Please visit our Teen Volunteer Program page for more information about the Teen Volunteer Program.

After completing these first two steps, here are the additional application steps:

You will only be contacted for an interview after we have reviewed your application, received your references, and have available openings. During the in-person interview, we will discuss your availability and interests, the clearance process, and possible volunteer assignments available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 412-692-5185 or