Volunteer Opportunities

(260) 435-7173 (260) 435-7173 (to schedule an interview)

Interested in spending time with children who are patients at Lutheran Children's Hospital? Volunteer positions are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Volunteers should be dedicated, love children and be willing to give at least four hours of their time each week. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and have completed the eighth grade.

Volunteer responsibilities in pediatrics may include:

  • Assisting patients and their families with their needs
  • Feeding and holding babies
  • Helping children complete art/craft projects
  • Playing board and video games and cards
  • Playing with children in the playroom
  • Talking and listening to older teenagers and parents
  • Taking children on wagon rides

To become a pediatric volunteer:

  • Complete an application and provide references.
  • Complete a “to do” list that includes a TB test and other health documentation.
  • Attend a two-hour orientation program.
  • Buy a uniform ($9.70 to $14, depending on size and style).

The entire process, from application to first volunteer assignment, takes about one month.

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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL |
DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL* |
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT |
THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL* |
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.

Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

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