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  • Volunteering at Hasbro Children's Hospital

  • Volunteers Play a Big Part in the Patient Experience

    Adrianne Walsh, manager of volunteer services at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, explains the impact hospital volunteers have on our patients.

    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.

    Please note: Volunteer information sessions and summer volunteer positions for 2015 are currently full. New volunteer information session dates will be posted in late July.

    Volunteers work in the following areas:

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


    To be a volunteer 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

    For more information about volunteering at Hasbro Children's Hospital, e-mail