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Volunteer at McLane Children's

We celebrate our volunteers and all they do at McLane Children’s! Volunteers who donate their time and talents to McLane Children’s play a vital role in delivering a positive experience for our patients and families. Our volunteers work alongside our healthcare teams and support our mission to promote the well-being of all individuals, families and communities.

Volunteer Services at McLane Children’s offers a variety of opportunities for volunteer work. Volunteers over the age of 18 who can make a significant time commitment and have a passion for helping others are a great fit for our program.

We ask that all volunteers commit to giving a minimum of three hours a week and at least 150 hours of service. College students seeking hours are asked to commit to two consecutive semesters.

To become a volunteer, please submit an application. Note that volunteers will be placed according to availability and the needs of the hospital.

The application windows have closed for summer 2022. Please visit our website in January, 2023 to learn more about the Summer, 2023 programs.

Want to learn more? Call our Volunteer Services office at 254.935.4161 or email childrensvolunteers@bswhealth.org.

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​Becoming a volunteer

For more information, contact us:
254.935.4265 or Lisa.Gingerich@BSWHealth.org

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Participate in a personal interview with Volunteer Services
  • Complete a medical screening
  • Attend an orientation and training 
  • Receive training for assigned area of service
  • Attend mandatory additional training/education each year

Volunteer opportunities

At McLane Children's, we're committed to providing our patients and families a meaningful experience, and volunteers are an important part of the team. Our Volunteer Services provide a variety of opportunities for volunteer work. If you're over the age of 18, can make a significant time commitment and have a passion for helping others, you may be a great fit for our program.

Check out possible volunteer assignments and see what interests you. Please note that volunteers will be placed according to availability and the needs of the hospital.

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  • Health Sciences Summer Camp

    Thank you for your interest in the Health Science Summer Camp. We are no longer accepting applications for 2019. We welcome you to apply next summer. Applications will be available in February 2020.

Health Sciences Summer Camp

The five-day program provides students enrolled in their high school's health sciences curriculum a “behind the scenes” look into pediatric healthcare.

  • About
  • Sessions
  • How to be considered

About

Students will engage in a blended workshop/observation experience, to learn the basics about the many fields that comprise healthcare. In addition, students will be able to practice skills that are integral to the daily work of healthcare professionals.

Sessions

2022 Health Sciences Summer Camp Information

Session I:   June 20 - 24

Session II:  July 18 - 22

Students will attend each day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

How to be considered

To be considered, a student must:

  • Complete a Health Sciences Summer Camp application packet
  • Obtain two references
  • Write an essay
  • Have all consent forms completed
  • Provide proof of immunizations
    • This includes proof of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Participate in a phone interview
  • Attend an orientation

 

Camp is available to current 10th and 11th grade students

Student must commit to all five days.

Only the first 150 application packets will be reviewed and considered. 

Selected students will be notified via email on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Junior Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Junior Volunteer Program. The application window has closed. Applications for next summer will be available beginning in March 2020.

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Junior Volunteer Program

McLane Children’s offers volunteer opportunities for high school students during the summer months and school breaks.

  • Areas of assignment
  • 2022 Junior Volunteer Program Information
  • How to be considered

Areas of assignment

Areas of assignment:

  • Starflower Gift Shop
  • Concierge
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • Clinic Operations
  • Unit Coordinator Assistant

Assignments are selected by the manager of Volunteer Services based on your availability and the needs of the hospital.

2022 Junior Volunteer Program Information

Dates: June 13 – August 12

Times: Students can volunteer one or two days per week. 

Shifts offered:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

How to be considered

To be considered, a student must:

  • Complete a Junior Volunteer application
  • Obtain two references
  • Have all consent forms completed
  • Provide proof of immunizations
    • This includes proof of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Participate in a phone interview
  • Attend an orientation

Junior Volunteer Program is open to current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.

Applications are due no later than Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Selected students will be notified via email on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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