The mission of the Department of Volunteer Services and the Children's of Alabama Auxiliary is to "Put our hearts to work to enhance the services and mission of Children's of Alabama by serving the children, families and visitors with respect, love and compassion."
In order to meet this mission, as a volunteer, you must have a servant's heart, put others first, and have a genuine love for children while respecting the diversity of the population we serve. It isn't all about us and our needs, those might not even come second or third. It is about keeping a commitment to the patients and their families.
Most volunteer organizations measure success in the number of hours volunteers give in a year. At Children's we have an additional and more personal way of measuring your success! Success at Children's of Alabama is measured in the difference volunteers make. As a Children's volunteer, each time you leave you should feel that you have made a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our guests. Service is our measure of success; and no matter how you measure it, our volunteers consistently exceed the expectations of our patients, families and guests.
Some examples of successful volunteer service include:
Of course we do still keep a record of your volunteer hours, and we are enormously proud of more than 60,000 hours of volunteer service last year, but we do so much more than can be measured by a time clock. Think of why you want to volunteer. It really has very little to do with getting credit for time served...does it? Come join the excitement, and learn more about how to become a volunteer at Children's of Alabama by following the steps below.
All prospective volunteers can now apply online.
To apply on-line, please do the following:
You can also contact at 205-638-9695 for to volunteer.