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volunteers at SickKids

Summer Program

If you can commit to one entire month, we could use your help in the summer program! The placements may be Child Life, Administrative or a combination of roles. Please see descriptions below.

***The postings for the 2018 Summer Student Volunteer Program are closed and applications are no longer being accepted.***

Commitment: One entire month (May, June, July, or August) 5 days/week, 3 hours/ day; or both Saturdays and Sundays for 6 hours/day

  • Age Requirements: 18+ for May and June and 16+ for July & August only
  • Costs: Approx. $120
    • $20 for Vulnerable Sector Search
    • Approx. $80 for a Two-step TB Test
    • $20 for two SickKids volunteer t-shirts

Types of Opportunities:


  • Greet and welcome families and visitors
  • Assist with and coordinate patient flow through the clinics
  • Reception, answering phones, photocopying, faxing, filing, data entry
  • Assist in preparing patient information packages
  •  Assist staff with administrative duties as required

Child Life:

  • Visit with patients in their rooms and in the playroom
  • Organize and participate in individual or group play and recreational activities
  • Offer respite for parents


  • The greeter position is designed to escort families and visitors to their destination within the Hospital



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