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Volunteer Programs

Summer Program

Note: The 2019 Summer Student and High School Volunteer Program Applications are closed. We welcome you to check back in February of 2020.

If you can commit to an 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.

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 Tuberculosis Test
    • $20 for two SickKids volunteer T-shirts

Types of summer volunteer 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

Hospital Support:

  • Assisting patients, visitors, and families in auxiliary services in the hospital
  • Examples of placements include Family Resource Centre, WAV PlayPark, Information Desk, Gift Shop