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Young Friends is an introductory volunteer experience for children ages 5 to 14 or in kindergarten to eighth grade. Young Friends have the opportunity to learn about Children’s while making a difference in the lives of others. Each session will feature a short educational presentation about philanthropy and ways to support Children’s, as well as a themed activity.

Note: There is no patient interaction due to the hospital’s infection control policy. 

All sessions will be held virtually through the WebEx platform. Please contact Gabbi Markle with any questions.

Children’s welcomes and appreciates support from our scouting community. Whether it’s donating to one of our three hospitals or participating in one of our existing programs, Scouts have the opportunity to learn more about Children’s and make a difference in the lives of others. See below for ways your troop can get involved.

  • For individual service projects (e.g., Gold/Silver/Bronze Awards and Eagle Scout Projects): Reach out to Gabbi Markle for information about project coordination and approval.
  • For troop projects and opportunities: Reach out to Gabbi Markle for information about project coordination and approval.
  • For individual opportunities: You may participate in one of our existing programs, such as Young Friends or MedKids.

We know that our patients and their families can bring unique insights to the care we provide. Children’s is tapping into this resource with its Youth Advisory Council (YAC), a collaborative venture with patients, their siblings and children of Children's employees that gives them a formal opportunity to help us enhance our caregiving efforts.

Thank you for your interest in the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). We are not accepting applications for our Youth Advisory Council at this time. Please check back for future opportunities.