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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.

Volunteer requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Volunteer must commit to volunteering once a week for a minimum of 3 consecutive hours
  • Submit to a complete background check
  • Must have up-to-date vaccinations, including tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Mandatory drug test
  • Attend a comprehensive orientation prior to volunteer start date

After submitting your application, you will be contacted for an interview if an appropriate volunteer position is available.

We encourage all potential volunteers to commit to the time and dedication needed to make the volunteer experience rewarding to both you, the volunteer, and the patients, families and staff.

Volunteer opportunities are available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Volunteer opportunities and responsibilities

Departments needing volunteers include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Clinic
  • Motion analysis
  • Welcome desk
  • Inpatient administration
  • Development
  • Public relations

Examples of volunteer duties:

  • Office duties: filing, shredding, organizing, phone reception, copier, mailing, basic computer work
  • Running the hospital gift shop
  • Assist in escorting patients and families to different departments
  • Assist in various departmental needs

Apply to volunteer

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer, please download and complete our Volunteer Application form. Applications may be completed legibly by hand and mailed or emailed.

If an appropriate volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for a brief interview and to schedule the required drug screening.

If you have questions about volunteering at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston, please contact Jason Hinestroza by email or at 713-793-3702.

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