College Volunteers

Volunteer at Children's of AlabamaYou are considered a college student if you are taking one course for fun or working towards a degree, and are a high school graduate or have a GED.

What an exciting opportunity we have to offer our college volunteers! Our program is one that is sure to give you a deep, personal satisfaction by helping others.

We know there may be many demands on your time, but we certainly hope you will consider us when you are choosing a place to volunteer. Please know your smile, kind words, or helpful action can make all the difference to someone who is having a challenging day while in the hospital.

College Students Summer Only Volunteer

If you are returning home to the Birmingham area for the summer and are interested in volunteering at Children’s of Alabama, here are some things you need to know:

  • Apply during the month of April.
  • Be sure to list your available time on the application as 6/1/18 to 8/1/18, so that we know you are applying for the summer only program, not our ongoing volunteer program throughout the year.
  • Submit your required immunization documents immediately after applying (see steps to volunteer on the website).
  • You must complete the online orientation during April (it will be assigned once you complete the steps above).
  • Volunteer interviews will be held on May 16, 2018. This is the only interview time for summer only volunteers.  You will automatically receive an invitation once we receive notification you completed the online orientation.
  • Start dates for summer volunteers will be the week of June 4, 2018
  • In order to complete our 48 hour minimum requirement each volunteer will volunteer for 6 hours each week from the start of June through the end of July, or eight consecutive weeks. This may be 6 hours on one day or 3 hours on two days depending on the availability of assignments.

Reminder, our ongoing program that is 48 hours over 16 weeks does intake every month of the year except December.

If you have questions regarding the commitment, scheduling, or anything else about our program, please contact me:

Pam Welker
College Student Volunteer Coordinator
Children's of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-638-9663
Fax: 205-638-2080
pam.welker@childrensal.org