Apply to Volunteer at Children's

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

Prior to beginning the application process, we ask that you read this important document

Considerations to Volunteering at Children's Hospital (PDF).

Note to new College student applicants -- please be aware of our new requirements for the upcoming Academic year include a minimum 22-week and 100-hour commitment from September/October through April outlined on the College student volunteer web page. Thus, we will be taking a very limited number of Academic Year College Volunteers for the current year after January. College students interested in volunteering as seasonal Summer volunteers, can check back after March 1 when the new Enrollment Period begins.  

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.

Season Dates Accepting Applications
March 1 to May 15


July 15 to September 5


November 15 to January 5



Thanks for your interest in volunteering at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Please be sure to check back on this page when the Summer 2019 enrollment period begins March 1 or shortly thereafter, when the application and required reference form will be available again to complete.

The following additional requirements must be completed prior to being contacted for an interview:

After completing the online application and have two non-relatives complete the reference form on your behalf, you will also need to complete the following PRIOR to being able to move forward with additional steps: 

  • Submit Required Clearances by email or drop off at drop off at CHP's Welcome Center (information about how to obtain them can obtained on the links below or provided by a Volunteer Coordinator): *Please note, if you have already received your clearances within the past year, and you are able to provide for our records, you will not need to complete the steps above for clearances.
  • Submit appropriate health and immunization screening documents by email or drop off at CHP's Welcome Center. We require the following immunizations:
    • Tuberculosis (TB) - providing Volunteer Services Department with documentation of one of the following would satisfy your TB requirement:
      What kind of TB test will be accepted? All new CHP volunteers must have either one of the following:
      • a Quantiferon Gold Blood test (one time, available and administered by CHP / UPMC My Health@Work Clinic)
      • a PPD Skin 2-step skin test (two separate shot/placements, no less than 21 days apart – and have arm read each time by a certified medical professional within 48-72 hours --2 to 3 days. Essentially this is four-step process.
    • Tdap (must be from within the past 10 years)
    • Flu Shot (when you volunteer between Dec.1- March 30 the flu shot is now required)
    (Please Note - if you have not had a recent TB test or Flu Shot, you can have your test/shot taken at Children’s Hospital and/or UPMC employee health offices at no additional cost – we can provide you with more information)

You will be contacted for an interview after you provide all these requirements. During the interview we will discuss your availability and interests and possible volunteer assignments available.

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