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Volunteer Programs

Student Program

The Student Volunteer Program is geared towards individuals aged 18 years or older, who are currently enrolled in post-secondary education or are of that age. It runs from September-April (October start for new volunteers) and is a commitment of one shift a week for three to four hours. 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 $110
    • $20 for Vulnerable Sector Search
    • Approximately $80 for a Two-step Tuberculosis Test
    • $10 for a SickKids volunteer T-shirt

Types of student 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


  • Greet and escort families and visitors to their destination within the Hospital

There are no student volunteer opportunities available at this time. Please check back at a later date! Thank you for your understanding.