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At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport, volunteers are an invaluable part of our philosophy of care. Whether it’s 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. As a volunteer for our hospital, you will discover a wealth of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to provide support to patients and their families during their hospital stay and clinic visits
  • Experience working with patients and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Working in an environment that fosters creativity and independence
  • Exposure to a unique, specialized health care environment
  • Flexible volunteer hours

Volunteer requirements

To protect the health and safety of our patients and families, it is imperative for our hospital volunteers to meet certain requirements. All hospital volunteers must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Commit to a minimum six month service period
  • Submit to a complete background check, including references, criminal records and child abuse history
  • Undergo a two-part tuberculosis test
  • Pass a drug screening test
  • Attend a comprehensive orientation prior to beginning your volunteer position

Hospital volunteers

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport is a specialized hospital offering volunteer positions in our outpatient clinic, child life department, classroom, sewing room, playrooms and more. Volunteer placement is based on matching your abilities, interests and availability with the needs of our hospital. Volunteer shifts run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We cannot guarantee open positions all the time, but we work hard to align your talents and interests with your volunteer position to ensure a meaningful volunteer experience.

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 may be found at the bottom of this page.

Apply to volunteer

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer you may download a volunteer application. Applications may be printed, completed legibly by hand and mailed, or completed on the computer and emailed to the volunteer coordinator listed on the application.

If you have questions about volunteering at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport, please call us at 318-226-3315 or contact us by email.

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