Individual Volunteer Placements

Openings available (some limited)

Please click on each to see shifts times for each placement.

  • Caregiver Massage Volunteer Opportunities

    Caregiver Massage Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Massage Therapists give chair massages to family members of patients on inpatient units. Massage therapy is an opportunity to encourage relaxation during a stressful time. (Please note: Must be a licensed as a massage therapists in TN)

  • Child Life Play Room Volunteer Opportunities

    Child Life Play Room Volunteer Opportunities

    Child Life volunteers help with recreational activities and play opportunities in group and one-on-one situations by providing a comfortable environment under the direction of a Child Life Specialist. (Please note: Must be 18 or older to serve in this role and at least 26 to serve in the Teen Room.)

  • Doggy Daze Volunteer Opportunities

    Doggy Daze Volunteer Opportunities

    (Dogs and volunteer must be pre-approved by Child Life staff before applying to volunteer) Doggy Daze volunteers help relieve stress by providing a break between treatments for patients to get a unique experience with a man’s best friend.

  • Family Resource Center Volunteer Opportunities

    Family Resource Center Volunteer Opportunities

    Family Resource Center volunteers help provide patients and families access to books, videos, the Internet and other information about their child’s illness.

  • Garden Volunteer Opportunities

    Garden Volunteer Opportunities

    Garden volunteers assist in the planning, construction, planting, mulching, weeding, watering and harvesting of vegetables used in the Kay Kafe.

  • Happy Cart Volunteer Opportunities

    Happy Cart Volunteer Opportunities

    Happy Cart volunteers provide crafts, activities and distractions to the patients of St. Jude via a cart.

  • Imagine Room Volunteer Opportunities

    Imagine Room Volunteer Opportunities

    The Imagine Room features a large interactive video screen that covers one wall and curves into the ceiling. In addition to playing games with the inpatients, a team of volunteers will lead arts and crafts, play movies, and assist patients in reaching friends and family through a webcam.

  • Kay Kafe Companions Volunteer Opportunities

    Kay Kafe Companions Volunteer Opportunities

    Kay Kafe Companions assist families by helping them through the Kay Kafe, acting as a host/greeter.

  • Ready Runner Volunteer Opportunities

    Ready Runner Volunteer Opportunities

    Ready Runner volunteers assist staff and families by being a family assistant, general lobby helper, and wagon/wheelchair rounder.

  • Snack Bag Volunteer Opportunities

    Snack Bag Volunteer Opportunities

    Snack Bag volunteers help put together “on the go” food bags that are given daily to each outpatient and help wrap items used to restock inpatient nutrition centers.

  • Target House Volunteer Opportunities

    Target House Volunteer Opportunities

    Target House is the primary long term housing option for patients at St. Jude.

  • Tour Guide Volunteer Opportunities

    Tour Guide Volunteer Opportunities

    Tour Guides are trained to give tours of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to donors and the general public.

No current openings available

  • Bakery Volunteer Opportunities

    Bakery Volunteer Opportunities

    Bakery volunteers assist lunch customers by answering questions about bakery items and lending a helping hand to the bakers when needed.

  • Beverage Cart Volunteer Opportunities

    Beverage Cart Volunteer Opportunities

    Beverage Cart volunteers deliver beverages to all inpatient areas and the medicine rooms in the evening, after the cafeteria closes at St. Jude.

  • Children in the Chapel Volunteer Opportunities

    Children in the Chapel Volunteer Opportunities

    The Spiritual Care team is looking for volunteers to assist them during Children in the Chapel, where they hold Godly Play each week.

  • Eucharistic Lay Minister Volunteer Opportunities

    Eucharistic Lay Minister Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers are needed to assist the Department of Chaplain Services in providing sacramental needs to Catholic patients and families at St. Jude. (Please note: To serve as an ELM volunteer, one must provide a copy of the Extraordinary Minster of the Eucharist license signed by the Bishop and must complete the Ministry of the Sick training program from the Catholic Diocese.)

  • Helping Hands Volunteer Opportunities

    Helping Hands Volunteer Opportunities

    Helping Hands go wherever they are needed in the hospital and offer the valuable service of sitting with children whose parents need a break. (Please note: Must be 26 or older to serve in this role.)

  • Inpatient Greeter Volunteer Opportunities

    Inpatient Greeter Volunteer Opportunities

    Greeter volunteers welcome all visitors by being a warm, kind face to all who enter St. Jude.

  • Tri Delta Place Volunteer Opportunities

    Tri Delta Place Volunteer Opportunities

    Tri Delta Place is the primary short-term stay facility for St. Jude and has the capacity to serve up to 100 families per night. Volunteer opportunities include meals, activities, and more!

  • Tutor, School Program

    Tutor, School Program

    Volunteer Tutors help ensure that patients continue their educational studies through one-on-one tutoring sessions and by assisting school program staff.

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