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Our volunteers complement the care provided to our patients by assisting in patient care or support areas. Patient care areas include recreation therapy, physical therapy or nursing. Support areas include performing clerical tasks (computer skills not required), public relations, transporting our patients and their families in our vans, delivering supplies, reception/switchboard desk coverage or other tasks. Only weekdays are available for volunteers at this time.

We try to place volunteers based on the needs of our hospital and individual interest and availability so volunteers will have a meaningful experience.

Volunteer requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be available to volunteer two hours per week during the weekdays for at least five months
  • Supply two references
  • Agree to a criminal background check (conducted for those 18 years and older)
  • Submit to a drug test
  • Provide proof of immunizations or disease by your physician for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap)
  • Current TB skin test or chest X-ray

We currently have a waitlist for volunteer opportunities. We keep all volunteer applications active for six months. However, due to the volume of applications we receive, we ask that you please re-apply so we have your most current information. This will be a way to let us know you are still interested in volunteering and to ensure we can better match any available opportunities with your experience. When an appropriate volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for an interview.

Send volunteer applications via email or to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children
Attn: Volunteer Department
1310 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer office at 808-951-3646 or via email.

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