Volunteering at Connecticut Children's
Connecticut Children’s relies on more than 300 volunteers. As valuable members of our team, volunteers receive training and other benefits to make the experience as rewarding as possible, for them and for our patients and families.
Volunteer responsibilities may include leading arts and crafts or play activities, reading stories to children, assisting office staff with clerical tasks, providing hospitality services at the main entrance of the medical center, or staffing the gift shop. Many of our programs are available to teen volunteers who can use the opportunity to build skills and responsibility.
Connecticut Children's Foundation also accepts volunteers for their philanthropic events. Learn more about volunteering for the foundation.
Apply to Volunteer With Us
Thank you for your interest in helping us care for kids and their families! Because we receive an overwhelming volume of applications, we cannot accept application packets that are dropped off at the medical center.
For more information, please email volunteerservices [at] connecticutchildrens.org (Volunteer Services.)
Volunteer at a Fundraising Event
Volunteering your time at events is a very fulfilling and inspirational experience. Foundation volunteers assist the Philanthropic Events team as they host a suite of events that raise funds to fuel scientific discoveries—improving treatment options and providing hope to patients and families, like you.
The volunteer experience at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is rewarding for our generous volunteers and for the patients and families who benefit from our team’s quality care. In appreciation of their service, Connecticut Children’s volunteers enjoy:
• A meal pass that’s valid on days when they volunteer three hours or more
• Free parking onsite or at a nearby lot with shuttle service
• Access to our Fitness Center, located at the main campus (volunteers must be at least 18-years-old)
• Access to Hartford Hospital’s Medical Science Library and Robinson Library