Volunteers make Scottish Rite for Children a special place for patients and families and are an integral part of the daily activities. Our volunteers have diverse skills and interests but share a common goal – supporting Scottish Rite's mission of giving children back their childhood.


Volunteers applying for our adult volunteer program must be 18 years of age and have graduated from high school.

Apply for Dallas Campus

Apply for Frisco Campus

Orientations offered twice a month.

The weekday volunteer program is designed for adults, ages 18 and up who are no longer in high school. 


Dallas Campus Volunteer shifts available:
Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

Frisco Campus Volunteer shifts available:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Shifts are typically morning, afternoon or both, based on the amount of time you have available. 

Volunteer opportunities are available in many departments and are based on our needs and your skills, availability, and interests.

The evening volunteer program is designed for adults, ages 18 and up who are no longer in high school. Evening volunteers provide group activities for inpatients, siblings and family members.

Acceptance of new applicants is currently on pause


Volunteer shifts: (Dallas Campus Only)
Monday – Thursday
5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Activities include:            
  • Playing games and sports
  • Watching movies 
  • Participating in arts and crafts
  • Outings in the park  
  • Assist the information desk staff 
  • Distribute linens and snacks on the inpatient floor 
Volunteers provide fun and recreation to keep the children’s minds off their medical care and provide family-oriented activities while they are at Scottish Rite.


Sewing Guilds shifts available on Dallas Campus:
Thursdays

Craft Guild:
Acceptance of new applicants is currently on pause


 

IMMUNIZATION POLICY/PROCEDURES FOR VOLUNTEERS

Provide documentation of required immunizations to Volunteer Services by email attachments to volunteers@tsrh.org or deliver in person.
  • TB test
    • Blood draw to determine immunity levels
    • If immunity is present, thereafter a yearly questionnaire is required
    • Blood draw must be done by Scottish Rite for Children's Occupational Health
  • COVID vaccine
    • Must provide documentation of COVID vaccine shot(s)
    • COVID booster shot as deemed necessary by Scottish Rite after initial COVID vaccine
    • COVID vaccines and booster must be obtained through the volunteer’s health provider
  • Seasonal flu shot
    • Must provide documentation of seasonal flu shot
    • May be provided by Scottish Rite for Children, but can also be obtained through the volunteer’s health provider
    • Mandatory during flu season (typically October-April of each year) 
  •  TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis)
    • Must provide documentation of shot within last ten years and remain current
    • Must be obtained through the volunteer’s health provider
  • Chickenpox #1 & #2
    • Must provide proof of varicella vaccines (2 shots) or proof of immunity from the volunteer’s health provider
  • MMR #1 and #2 (Measles or Rubella, Mumps and Rubella, 2 shots totaling 1 ml
    • Must provide proof of vaccines (2 shots) or proof of immunity from the volunteer’s health provider

The Bernice and Brudus Meyerson Junior Volunteer Program has been established to commemorate a former volunteer couple’s love for giving back and their devotion to Scottish Rite for Children's mission and their fellow volunteers.

Because of limited availability in the Bernice and Brudus Meyerson Junior Volunteer Program the application is now closed. We hope you consider applying for summer of 2023!

This program is for our Dallas Campus only and is not available at our Frisco Campus.

  • Acquire real-life work experience in a variety of departments
  • Participate in a fundraiser, which supports the patients of Scottish Rite for Children 
  • Gain a positive, character-building experience that will open doors to future college and career pursuits
  • Make a difference in the lives of children
REQUIREMENTS
  • MMR #1 & #2 (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) – 2 shots total or blood test proving immunity
  • CHICKENPOX #1 & #2 (Varicella)- 2 shots total or blood test proving immunity
  • TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis)- Tdap vaccination given with the last 10 years
  • COVID- 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna OR 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson

  • Select between one of eight sessions depending on your schedule
    • Week 1: June 6-10
    • Week 2: June 13-17
    • Week 3: June 20-24
    • Week 4: June 27-July 1
    • Week 5: July 11-15
    • Week 6: July 18-22
    • Week 7: July 25-29
    • Week 8: August 1-5
  • Volunteer Monday-Friday that week for a seven-hour shift

  • Students between the ages of 15 and 17
  • The application for Summer 2022 is now closed.
Two members of the junior volunteer program at event for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
The following is for individuals who have not previously participated in the Bernice and Brudus Meyerson Junior Volunteer Program. 

This program is for our Dallas Campus only. We will not have a Junior Volunteer Program at our Frisco Campus.

 

  • The application for Summer 2022 is now closed.

Information Sessions will be held in March after the close of the application. Dates will be sent to junior applicants after they apply. These will be held virtually.

At the information session, you will learn:

·       About Volunteer Services at Scottish Rite for Children

·       How Junior Volunteers serve at Scottish Rite

·       What is expected of a Junior Volunteer

·       Next steps to becoming a Junior Volunteer (online application and process)

A parent or guardian is required to attend the information session with the student.

Accepted applicants will be scheduled for a group interview.

Orientation is required for ALL new and returning Junior Volunteers. Dates and times will be given during the information session. 
We would love juniors who have volunteered previously to return as “lead volunteers” to incoming junior volunteers.

To qualify as a returning Junior Volunteer, you must:
  • Have previously participated in the Bernice and Brudus Meyerson Junior Volunteer Program
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 17 years old
  • Be a high school student
  • Be in good standing with Volunteer Services and Scottish Rite for Children
The application for Summer 2022 is now closed. Please contact Volunteer services at volunteers@tsrh.org should you have any questions.

Volunteers and children with hand disorders color at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's camp
Volunteer and Counselor opportunities are available at six of our patient camps. For more information on our camps, including dates, please visit our Camps page. 

Select the camp you would like to apply for:
 
Click here to create a profile in CampDoc to apply to the following camps, you may apply to more than one camp.
(Please use Google Chrome as your browser)
  • HD1
  • HD1.5
  • HD2
  • Camp Joint Adventure
Follow the instructions in the linked website to apply for:

After your application is processed, the camp director will contact you to schedule an informal interview.

Each camp will have training before camp that all volunteers and counselors will need to attend.

Mandatory camp training is required to attend any camp sponsored by Scottish Rite for Children. Please select a date below to register for a training, you must attend a training that is prior to the camp you are applying for. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled trainings, please contact the appropriate camp director.

Training dates will be communicated to applicants during the interview process.

Camp counselor helping child at Scottish Rite Hospital Camp Out on a Limb
Inpatient Visits

Inpatient visits are for groups of eight or less who are interested in providing hands-on activities for our patients. Anything from arts and crafts projects to sing-alongs and more help us create an experience that our patients, and you, soon won’t forget. 

Please Note: You need to be at least 15 years old and accompanied by an adult to volunteer for an inpatient visit.

For more information about scheduling an inpatient visit, please contact our Special Events department at 214-559-7656 or email us at childlife.events@tsrh.org.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children special event volunteers
Groups of 10 or more looking to give back to Scottish Rite for Children might be interested in the following opportunities.

Special Events

Reverchon Roundup 
Interested in volunteering? Contact Volunteer Services at reverchon.roundup@tsrh.org.

Dallas Marathon
Each December, Scottish Rite hosts a water station at the marathon. Come help hand out water, cheer on runners and support the hospital through this wonderful event.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@tsrh.org.

Learn more about the other Special Events we have to offer and how you can get involved!