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volunteers at SickKids

Student Program

If you are seeking a longer term placement for a few hours per week the Student Program may suit you. The Student Program runs from October 1 – April 30 each year and is a commitment of one, 3-hour shift per week. The placements may be Child Life, Administrative or a combination of roles. Please see descriptions below.

Recruitment: Apply online in early June for an October start or October/November for January start (as needed). The application window closes after two weeks. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Candidates will be contacted through email only. 

  • Commitment: Oct. 1 to Apr. 30, 1 day per week for 3 hours
  • Age Requirement: 18 + 
  • Costs: Approximately $120
    • $20 for Vulnerable Sector Search
    • Approximately $80 for a Two-step TB Test
    • $10 for a SickKids volunteer T-shirt

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



 Have questions? View our Frequently Asked Questions.