Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or seniors in high school. Day, evening and weekend placements are available.

Our volunteers are college and high school students, retirees, working professionals, individuals considering a career change or returning to the work force, and individuals with a special skill or talent.

Volunteers work in the following areas:

  • Pediatric playrooms
  • Greeters
  • Emergency department
  • Recovery room
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Reading programs
  • Tours
  • Office support
  • Intensive care unit
  • Oncology


At Hasbro Children's Hospital, volunteers must:

  • Attend a one-hour information session
  • Submit a complete application with references
  • Interview with volunteer services staff
  • Provide an updated immunization record
  • Submit to two tuberculosis tests
  • Complete an orientation about hospital policies and procedures
  • Commit to a minimum of two to four hours each week for at least 100 hours
  • If under the age of 18, submit a signed permission slip
  • Adhere to uniform and dress code policy
  • Complete a criminal background investigation authorization form (provided by Lifespan volunteer services)

Volunteer Information Session Sign-Up

Please note: All volunteer positions at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital are now full for summer 2017. Information session dates for fall 2017 will be posted here in late August.