Volunteer with Us

At Children’s, volunteers assist with everything from patient care to customer service and administrative support. Whether you’re helping at the gift shop, making a delivery to a patient’s room, or interacting at the bedside, you will positively affect a family’s hospital experience.

Children's offers many hospital volunteer and educational opportunities for a variety of ages and groups.

For adults

For college students

For teens

For kids

For families

For companies

Plan a Patient Activity

The types of activities you can provide for patients and families at Children’s are unlimited and we welcome your creative ideas. We provide guidelines and suggestions to help you with your planning.

Learn more about planning a patient activity

Resources for Current Hospital Volunteers

Thank you for donating your time to the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Use these resources to log your off-site volunteer hours, see your schedule, and receive updated messages.

Scottish Rite hospital volunteers

Egleston hospital volunteers

Family Advisory Council

We know that the parents of our patients can bring unique insights to the care we provide. Children’s is tapping into this resource with its Family Advisory Council (FAC), a collaborative venture with parents that gives them a formal opportunity to help us enhance our caregiving efforts.

Made up of parents of Children's patients—both past and present—as well as staff members from various divisions of our hospital, FAC provides us with an invaluable patient/family perspective on our care.



FAC has a clearly defined purpose, centered on enhancing children’s lives and promoting relationship-based care that:

  • Helps improve relationships between patients, families and staff
  • Creates a welcome forum for family input
  • Gives families the opportunity to review recommendations referred to the council by hospital staff
  • Offers families the chance to have input in program and policy development
  • Provides an outlet to channel information and the needs and concerns of patient/families to hospital departments

The council meets regularly to help guide Children's on a variety of topics—from hospital parking and patient billing to hospital services, procedures and amenities. FAC members serve for at least two years, attend bimonthly daytime meetings and carry out requests as needed.

To join FAC, fill out an application

To join our new Youth FAC, fill out an application

Youth Advisory Council

Thank you for your interest in the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). We look forward to having you apply to the YAC. Please review the criteria below to see if you are eligible and if this is the right fit for you.

Youth Advisory Council Mission:

  • To provide opinions and suggestions to improve the hospital experience through the eyes of teen patients
  • To make recommendations and suggestions of ways to enhance the quality and quantity of programs and practice that affects the teen population through self-advocacy

Purpose and goals:

  • To help create a better environment for pediatric patients
  • To give back to the community
  • To provide teens with committee and leadership opportunities


  • Age 12-18
  • Patient/sibling of a patient/employee’s child (must have had some type of experience with Children’s)
  • One letter of recommendation must be emailed to thefamilyvoice@choa.org (cannot be a family member, must be a teacher, coach, medical staff, employer, minister, etc.)
  • Must commit 1 year and attend 4 meetings in the school year
  • Must be able to contribute ideas and communicate in a team atmosphere
  • Be an active listener, participant and collaborator who is respectful and open to the ideas of others

Process to apply:

  • Once you have completed the application, send one letter of recommendation to thefamilyvoice@choa.org
  • Family Advisory Council staff will review and process applications
  • In-person mandatory interview
  • All candidates will be notified of acceptance decision via email
  • If chosen, must submit consent form signed by legal guardian that will be collected at first meeting

Additional information:

  • Meetings will be held once a quarter on Sunday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • May have other volunteer opportunities throughout the year
  • Location: Scottish Rite Hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342

To apply to the YAC, fill out an application

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