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, regardless of your age.  You must also be 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

We are no longer accepting new applications for the summer only program.  We are continuing to process applications for those who have already applied, until we have filled all interivew times.

We continue to accept applications for our 16 week, 48 hour minimum requirement, and onboard volunteers every month but December.

Month of April:  You must do all of the following steps.  They must be done in sequential order.

  1. Complete the online application - See steps to volunteer on the website
  2. Submit our form and your immunization records - See steps to volunteer on the website
  3. Complete the online orientation - You will receive an email once you complete the steps above
  4. Sign up for an interview when invited

Month of May

  1. Interviews - the only day for summer volunteers is May 20, 2019 this is by invitation only and you will automatically receive an invitation after completing the online orientation

Month of June

  1. Start week for all summer volunteers will be the week of June 10, 2019  In order to complete the 48 hour volunteer requirement, you will volunteer for 6 hours each week from the June start week until the end of July, or 8 consecutive weeks.  This may be 6 hours on one day or 3 hours on two days depending on availability of the assignment.

Month of July

  1. Please give notice on your next to last week to volunteer.  On your last day, you will need to return your volunteer ID badge.

If you are a returning summer only student, you must also include proof of a flu shot this past year.

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