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Volunteer Resources

The Alberta Children's Hospital currently has over 875 volunteers helping in approximately 55 different program areas.

The Alberta Children's Hospital volunteers are a valued member of the multi-disciplinary teams at the hospital. The Alberta Children's Hospital volunteers extend and enhance the quality of care and service to our patients and their families.

We have former patients, siblings of former patients and moms and dads of former patients volunteering here. We have college students, grandpa and grandma-types, professionals, trade-workers, and athletes volunteering here.

People with many different backgrounds volunteer with us, but they share a few things in common; they are interested in meaningful interactions with patients and families, and by donating their time, they want to help.

All volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment to the hospital of one year, working a set shift, once-a-week. Most placements are daytime hours, during the week and shifts are three to four hours long. Please note that you must be 18 years old or older to volunteer with the Alberta Children's Hospital.