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Please note:All group volunteer opportunities are currently closed. View our Community Support Opportunities Guide (PDF) for ways you can currently help.

Volunteering as a Group

Group volunteers from the Navy

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Children’s National Hospital! Please review the group volunteering opportunities and guidelines below.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be ages 18 and older.
  • All volunteers must complete a Confidentiality, Liability and General Policies Agreement Form for Episodic Volunteers.
  • During flu season, all volunteers must submit proof of a flu shot.

Companies with More than 100 Employees

Please contact Laura Langstaff.

University Groups

Please contact Kelly McCready.

Non-Profits, Community Groups and Companies with Fewer than 100 People

The Volunteer Services team works with smaller community partners to provide opportunities for groups to give back to our patients and their families. We work with a wide range of groups to host these events, including local businesses, religious groups, non-profits and other organizations. Please read through our current available group opportunities below, and contact us if you are interested!

Note: During flu season, a flu vaccination is required and we may have restrictions on our ability to schedule events. For all events, we recommend scheduling at least a month in advance, and groups can visit no more than two times per year.

Coffee Cart Rounding

Coffee Cart Rounding is a unique opportunity for community partners to provide hot beverages, snacks, reading materials and small items (ie. bookmarks, toys, games) to caregivers and families in outpatient clinics, inpatient units or the Emergency Department. Every cup of hot beverage poured is accompanied by a generous serving of kindness!

Monetary or In-Kind Donation Requirement

  • $125 per coffee cart ($80 for cost of beverages and related supplies; $45 for cost of small giveaway items)
  • The Volunteer Services team will provide all supplies needed to run the carts
  • A minimum of 1 cart and maximum of 3 carts can be sponsored for one event

Required Number of Participants

A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 participants can be accommodated for this activity.

Length of Event

Two-hour coffee cart rounding events can be scheduled Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Scheduling an Event

If you are interested in sponsoring a coffee cart rounding event, please email us.


Volunteer Greeters are needed to help welcome families, patients and visitors to our hospital with friendly smiles and fun stickers, as well as to assist with wayfinding. It is a great opportunity to help guests feel more comfortable during their visit and ensure a welcoming, friendly environment.

Required Number of Participants

A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 participants can be accommodated for this activity. (If you are interested in volunteering as an individual greeter, please read more about our ongoing Greeter program here!)

Length of Event

Two-hour group greeting events can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Scheduling an Event

If you are interested in scheduling a group greeting event, please email us.

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