Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our Volunteer team! Volunteers make Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital special - providing that extra magic every children's hospital needs and thrives on. As a volunteer, you will offer smiles and comfort helping make the children's hospital feel more like home as families navigate serious illness or injury.

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Volunteer Department works to match volunteers with opportunities that serve our patients and their families and strives to provide volunteers with a meaningful and fulfilling experience. We are excited for you to be a part of our team and have several amazing volunteer opportunities available.

Types of Volunteers

Adult Volunteers must be 18 years or older and commit to 100 hours of service per year. Volunteers must commit to a regular schedule of at least three hours per shift once a week. Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital will invest in covering the cost of health assessments and background screenings for all full time adult volunteers willing to make a sustained commitment to the program.

College Student Volunteers are not required to commit to a year of service but must complete at least 50 hours of volunteer work within a three-month (semester) tenure. College students must cover the cost of immunizations and screenings unless they are interested in becoming a full time Adult Volunteer.

Teenage Volunteers can participate in a wonderful volunteer experience at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center during the summer months through the Summer Ambassador Program for students aged 15-17 years old. The program is geared toward high school students who are interested in learning more about healthcare. Ambassadors accepted to the program will be able to visit and volunteer in areas of the hospital in a structured environment. Enrollment for Summer 2019 will begin March 1, 2019. The application deadline is April 30, 2019. Please note, this program is not for the Children's Hospital, but ambassadors will be placed all around the hospital. Click here to apply.

The Volunteer Department at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has opportunities for Corporations and Special Visitors who would like to visit on a one-time basis as well as limited Part-Time Volunteer positions for volunteers unable to commit to a year of service. Please contact us at volunteers@ololchildrens.org for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Testimonials

“I volunteer at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital because I love what they do for the children and families of Baton Rouge. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful children's hospital in Baton Rouge, and I want to support them in any way that I can. My weekly trip to the hospital leaves me with such a good feeling, knowing that my interaction with the families may have made their day a little less stressful and comforted them during such a difficult time.” –L.B.

"One thing that I love about my volunteer work with the Children's Hospital is the powerful, unmatched sense of purpose that I receive each and every time I make a sick child or worried parent feel better or crack a subtle smile. There is no other feeling like it in world. Love is a powerful healing force in our lives; volunteering helps me give and get love in return." – R.M.