Apply to Volunteer at UPMC Children's Hospital

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

Learn more about the volunteer opportunities available to you.

  • Note to New College Student Volunteer Program Applicants – Our new requirements for the upcoming academic year include a minimum 20-week and 75-hour commitment from September/October through April. 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.

If you have questions, view our Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering at UPMC Children's or contact us to learn more.

Application Schedule

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.

Seasonal volunteer applications are only accepted during the following dates:

  • Summer – March 1 to May 15
    • Teen Volunteers – March 1 to Early April
  • Fall – July 15 to September 5
  • Winter/Spring – November 15 to January 5

Application Process

You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer, unless you are participating in the Teen Volunteer Program.

Before you begin the application process, it is important that you read Considerations to Volunteering at Children's Hospital (PDF).

Next, follow these steps to complete your application:

Application – Now Closed

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Please check back in November to complete the Winter/Spring 2020 application.

Form Requirements

After completing the online application and have two non-relatives complete the reference form on your behalf, the following additional requirements must be completed prior to being contacted for an interview.

Clearances

Submit required clearances by email or drop off at the Welcome/Information Center (Clearances can be accessed or provided by a Volunteer Coordinator):

Note: If you have received your clearances within the past year and can provide them for our records, you will not need to complete the steps above for clearances.

Health and Immunization Screenings

Submit appropriate health and immunization screening documents by email or drop off at the Welcome/Information Center. We require the following immunizations:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) – What kind of TB test will be accepted? All new volunteers must provide us with documentation of one of the following to satisfy the TB requirement:
    • A Quantiferon Gold Blood Test – One time, available and administered by UPMC Children's or UPMC MyHealth@Work Center.
    • 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 to 72 hours (2 to 3 days). This is essentially a four-step process.
  • Tdap – Must be from within the past 10 years.
  • Flu Shot – When you volunteer between December 1 to March 30, the flu shot is required.

Note: If you have not had a recent TB test or Flu Shot, they can be done at UPMC Children’s and/or UPMC employee health offices at no additional cost. Contact us for more information.

Interview

We will contact you for an interview once we receive all the above requirements.

During the interview, we will discuss your availability and interests and volunteer assignments available.

Contact UPMC Children's Volunteer Services

To learn more about Volunteer Services at UPMC Children's, call 412-692-5185 or email chpvolunteer@chp.edu.

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