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New! Child Life Internship    

Denver Health is currently accepting applications for a Child Life Internship in our Child Life department. Applicants should be in their final year of study in Child Life. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Denver Health volunteer program began in 1935 to help Denver Health to fulfill its threefold goal of patient care, education and research. The role of the volunteer is to supplement the professional staff, thereby freeing time to provide the best medical, nursing and support services to patients. Volunteers add the extra dimensions of empathy, sensitivity, warmth and friendliness to ease and brighten a patient’s hospital stay or clinic visit.

Denver Health has about 350 active volunteers who donate more than 40,000 hours every year. With dozens of volunteer specialties available, adults and teenagers can donate time in the emergency department, pediatrics, urgent care and many more areas such as the following:

  • Adult Urgent Care Clinic
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Food Services
  • Information Desk
  • Laundry
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Newborns in Need
  • Off-site Clinics
  • Patient Transportation
  • Pediatrics
  • Perioperative Services
  • Pet, art, music and yoga therapy
  • Reach Out and Read
  • Volunteer Services

Volunteer Requirements

To become a volunteer, you must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers are asked to commit to four hours of service per week for at least six months or 100 hours, whichever comes first. You must also be able to attend orientation, pass a background check and complete a multi-step medical clearance with our Center for Occupational Safety and Health. Please refer to our volunteer services FAQs below for more information.

Apply To Become a Volunteer

Please complete the appropriate volunteer application to be considered for a volunteer position. *Please note, Volunteer Services will only communicate directly with the volunteer applicant.*

Please submit application materials via email to Due to high volume of volunteer applications, we will do our best to respond within a week.

Donations Needed

Donations are accepted in the volunteer office, located in the Volunteer and Patient Services Zone on the first floor of Pavilion C, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm. Outside of these hours, donations can be made at the main information desk in Pavilion A, the hospital’s main entrance.

Newborns In Need

Denver Health’s Newborns in Need program comes to the rescue for expecting families who are struggling to make ends meet. Thanks to generous donors and volunteers, we collect thousands of new baby items to fill our “Warm Welcome” bags that are given to new moms and dads who really need and appreciate this extra help. Learn more about volunteering and donating to Newborns In Need. For information please email Sharon Mushkin or call (303) 602-2985.