While state mandates for universal masking, capacity, and occupancy have been lifted under Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order, CDC guidance on masking, social distancing, and infection control precautions are still encouraged within the order.

Shriners Children’s Texas will continue to adhere to the universal masking policy and all other COVID-19 precautions that have been in place to keep our patients, families, and workforce safe.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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At Shriners Children’s Texas, 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 support the hospital’s vision of becoming the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional health care through research, in a patient and family-centered environment
  • 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 work hours
  • A sense of satisfaction that comes from giving of yourself to others

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 18 years old
  • For those 16–18, we have a Junior Volunteer Program.
  • Submit to a complete background check
  • Have up-to-date vaccinations, including tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Attend a comprehensive orientation prior to beginning your volunteer position

Hospital volunteers

Shriners Children’s Texas is a specialized hospital offering volunteer positions in our child life, outpatient clinic, school, public relations and donor development departments, as well as opportunities in administrative departments. Volunteer placement is based on matching your abilities, interests and availability with the needs of our hospital. We cannot guarantee open positions all the time, but we work hard to align your talents and interests with your volunteer positions to ensure a meaningful volunteer experience.

Apply to volunteer

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

Mail to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Shriners Children's Texas
815 Market St.
Galveston, TX 77550

If an appropriate volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for a phone interview. 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 Children’s Texas, please call our volunteer coordinator at 409-770-6804.