Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Why not give the gift of your time and talents by volunteering? Each Lurie Children’s volunteer has something special to offer, as well as the power to positively impact how patients and families experience the hospital.

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities with varying levels of time commitment involved. Take a look at our volunteer options to determine which is best for you.

Join a Fundraising Board

Volunteer board and committee members are a critical part of our mission and the success of our fundraising initiatives, each made up of philanthropically-minded individuals dedicated to improving the lives of children. 

Volunteer at the Hospital

Volunteering at the hospital can provide a life-enriching experience. Volunteers can be found throughout the main hospital and outpatient centers in a variety of roles, from the concierge and greeter stations to activity-based roles in the Panda Center and at the patients’ bedsides. Whether through direct or indirect interaction with patients and their families, our volunteers play an important role in improving the quality of care and the overall hospital experience. 

Volunteer at an Event

Lurie Children’s Foundation’s annual signature fundraising events, including the Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run, the Lurie Children’s Marathon Team, the Aon Step Up for Kids stair climb, the Run for Gus 5K and the CHICAGO Dance Marathon, offer a number of opportunities for volunteers.

Join Lurie Children's Families & Friends

Lurie Children’s Families & Friends is a program providing family members or friends of patients the opportunity to stay connected with the Lurie Children’s community, amplify their important story and volunteer or give back in meaningful ways.

Sign Up for Community Volunteer Corps

Lurie Children’s Community Volunteer Corps is an opportunity for community members, hospital volunteers and staff to serve as advocates for childhood health and safety throughout the Chicago area. During the summer, volunteers attend community events and festivals, bringing interactive games and educational material to share with children and families.

We are now accepting applications to join the 2023 Community Volunteer Corps! Applications will be accepted until May 12, 2023.

Send a Valentine

Each year, we ask volunteers to help us bring smiles to patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago on Valentine's Day. Volunteering is easy--just visit our virtual valentine's page, select your favorite card and write a message of love and support! This year’s goal is to deliver 10,000 cards to patients.

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