Thank you for exploring volunteer opportunities at Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC). Whether you're a retiree who likes new challenges, a busy professional with a desire to make a difference or a student who wants to learn more about the world of healthcare, we encourage you to consider volunteering.

Volunteerism may be defined as contributing one's time or talents for charitable, educational, social, political, or other worthwhile purposes, usually in one's community, freely and without regard for compensation. Since the seventeenth century, Americans have shaped their nation by their voluntary efforts: providing services, organizing political action, caring for the poor, reaching out to the disadvantaged, providing education, ensuring equality and civil rights for all citizens, and working for change. At OIC, we count on volunteers. You make a difference! Thank you for considering giving your time to OIC.


  • Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age and must commit to a minimum of 100 hours per lifetime.
  • All volunteers must provide documentation of a recent TB test result (from within the last 90 days). If you have not fulfilled thisrequirement, the Volunteer Department will arrange for you to receive a TB test through our Urgent Care Department at no charge to you. If you prefer, you may see your own primary care provider but the cost is then your responsibility.
  • All volunteers must attend an orientation and training session where you will learn the history and mission of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children, receive important information about Fire Safety, Patient Confidentiality, Infection Control and learn about the available volunteer placements. Please call the Volunteer Department to schedule an orientation. Volunteer Orientations are held one time per month; please call or email for Volunteer Orientation date information. There is no Volunteer Orientation in the months of April, August, November, or December. There is a special Youth Volunteer Orientation held every June, to prepare for the summer youth volunteer program. Contact the Volunteer Services Department for the exact dates of orientations.
  • Prior to Volunteer Orientation, a telephone interview with a member of the Volunteer Department will be arranged where you will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one regarding your interests in volunteering.
  • Volunteers must be available to schedule volunteer hours Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. There are no weekend or evening volunteer opportunities available.

Volunteer Orientation

For additional information about becoming an OIC volunteer or the date of the next Volunteer Orientation, please contact Michael Willis, Manager of Volunteer Services & Community Outreach, at (213) 742-1532.

Available Opportunities

Unique opportunities are available in a variety of departments including patient care, research labs, urgent care, physical therapy, outpatient clinics, thrift shop and more. Individuals who speak both English and Spanish are especially needed.