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Looking to volunteer for the Adventure Challenge Program? You can get involved by becoming a “coach” for 1-on-1 exercise with a child or by helping out with the bi-weekly yoga class.

Requirements for volunteers:
  • Adults age 18 or over
  • Students at local colleges and graduate schools (often planning careers in medicine, PT, or other health services) OR Children's Hospital employees who are interested in mentoring
  • Volunteers are screened (background check, immunizations, application, and interview)
  • Training includes Adventure Challenge training seminar as well as First Aid and CPR certification.

Steps to volunteer:

  1. Complete application form including references 
  2. Brief interview
  3. Reference and background check
  4. Occupational health screening
  5. Adventure Challenge Training Seminar (3 hours)
  6. CPR and First Aid Certification
  7. Get Boston Children's Hospital Associate Personnel ID Badge
  8. Match meeting with child and family
  9. Begin Adventure Challenge! 

Contact Program Coordinator, Suzanne Gallo, to start the process (Adventure.Challenge@Childrens.Harvard.edu or 857-218-3590).

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944