Volunteers are an invaluable part of our philosophy of care, whether working behind the scenes or interacting with patients, families and staff. Every volunteer position is important and provides a genuine service to our hospital and patients. Volunteer placement is based on the needs of the hospital, the kind of work you wish to do and the times you are available. We work hard to match your interests and talents with the needs of the hospital so that you will have a meaningful volunteer experience.
After submitting your application, you will be contacted for an interview if an appropriate volunteer position is available. If no appropriate openings are available, your application will be kept on file for three months for consideration.
Departments needing volunteers include:
Examples of volunteer duties:
Groups sometimes provide one-time activity sessions for our inpatients or in our hospital clinic. If you are a group looking to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator whose information can be found at the bottom of this page. We will work to match the organization’s goals and interests as much as possible, but please be aware that activities directly involving patients may not always be possible due to patient privacy.
If an appropriate volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for a brief interview and to schedule the required drug screening. If no appropriate openings are available when your application is received, we will keep your application on file for three months.
If you have questions about volunteering at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Helen Villasenor by email or at 713-793-3700.