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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.

    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

    Our volunteer program is full; we will post more sessions in late August for fall volunteering.

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

  • High School Summer Volunteers

    Please check this website for information about volunteer opportunities.

    High school students interested in volunteering during the summer at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's hospital must first attend a one-hour information session. Students must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital. To volunteer at Hasbro Children's Hospital, students must be 17 and a senior in high school, or 18 and older. Students under 18 must submit a signed permission slip. Students who are new to the Rhode Island Hospital volunteer program will be placed as a volunteer greeter.  

    The summer program typically starts in the third week of June and ends the second week of August. Students must complete at least six weeks out of the eight-week program. Certificates will be given after the student has successfully completed the program.

    Volunteers will be asked to complete the following, after attending an information session:

    • Interview with the volunteer manager or coordinator
    • Provide an updated immunization record
    • Undergo two tuberculosis tests
    • Submit signed permission slips
    • Complete an orientation
    • Commit to eight hours per week
    • Adhere to uniform and dress code policies

    For more information, call the volunteer office at 401-444-5530 or e-mail