Why volunteer at Legacy?

Healthcare Impact Icon Volunteering is an impactful and rewarding way to contribute to our community while gaining valuable experience in healthcare.


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As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to support patients, families and staff and make a positive difference in their lives.


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Other perks for volunteering vary by location and may include meal allowances, group discounts, vaccines, and more.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join our volunteer team at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Our goal is to serve patients and families and provide a worthwhile experience to the volunteers that commit their time. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Patient Support
  • Pet Therapy
  • Gift Shop
  • Clerical Support
  • Activity Support (Bingo, Movie Night, Art Activity, etc.)

Apply to volunteer at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I become a volunteer?
Please see the steps listed below on how to become a volunteer.

What age can I start volunteering?
Since we have adolescent patients, the age requirement to volunteer at Randall Children's is 18-years-old and graduated from high school/GED.

What is my commitment to the program?
We ask volunteers to commit to one volunteer assignment a week for at least six months.

How soon can I start?
Average time to complete all trainings is about four to six weeks.

Can my community group volunteer at Randall Children's?
Please read our guidelines for community groups and special events

Can I volunteer more than once a week? In more than one place?
When a volunteer first starts their service, we typically assign them to one shift. Additional shifts can be added as you get comfortable with your current volunteer position and know your way around the hospital.

Can I volunteer to hold and rock babies?
We have opportunities in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Acute Care floors with infants and toddlers, however it is our most popular assignment and spaces are limited. One of the responsibilities includes holding infants that need attention. We cannot guarantee an infant will need to be held during the duration of your volunteer shift.

My schedule seems to change regularly. Can I change my shift schedule?
Volunteers are assigned to shifts the same day and time of day each week. Changes can be made periodically (ex: change in your school or job schedule). Frequent and/or weekly changes are not available.

Can I come in to read, play games, and visit with the patients?
Due to infection control and confidentiality guidelines, only in-hospital volunteers may interact with patients here at Randall Children's. If you or any members of your group would like to become a hospital volunteer, please call 503-276-6950. If you are an established community group, contact our Child Life Program at 503-413-2740.

If you have any questions about our volunteer program, please reach out to our volunteer office at 503-276-6950



Step 1

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Complete an application

After we receive your application, you will be contacted via email to schedule an orientation.

Apply to Volunteer

Step 2

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Attend in-person orientation
Attend an interview

Note: Order may vary by location

Step 3

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Complete compliance paper
Complete background check

Step 4

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Health screening (with TB test)

  • Required Vaccines:
    - MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
    - Chickenpox (varicella)
    - T-Dap (tetanus)
    - COVID-19*
    - Flu (influenza)*
    * Declination accepted

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