Adult Volunteer Program

To learn about adult volunteer opportunities at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, join us for a webinar that will provide information about:

  • what it's like to be a CHOP volunteer
  • details of the application process and requirements
  • programs currently looking for volunteer support

Webinar dates are Feb. 23, 2016 from 10 - 11 a.m. and March 15, 2016 from 6 – 7 p.m. Sign up for one session.

To participate in the webinar, you will need access to a computer with an internet connection. When signed up, you will receive an email prior to the date you chose describing how to view the webinar.

If you are currently enrolled in college, please review our volunteer program rotations for college students.

Other Volunteer Opportunities


In this placement, volunteers collaborate with the Child Life Department Hospital-wide to perform hair styling services. This placement offers flexible scheduling every day of the week or on an as needed basis. We ask that you commit to at least one three-hour shift per month. This new role is designed to offer a very unique and much needed service for our long-term patients and families. Stylists will work with the Hospital staff to meet the requests of our patient population and offer this complimentary service. Volunteers interested in this role must have an active cosmetology license. Email Amy Moore for more information.

Reach Out and Read program

Volunteers of the Reach Out and Read program engage children of all ages with books and reading aloud in an outpatient waiting room at a primary care doctor's office in West and South Philadelphia, Burlington Township, NJ and the suburbs of Pennsylvania. Volunteer readers also help restock shelves with books. Learn more about volunteering with Reach Out and Read.