Ways to Give

We say Yes to every child who needs us.


Whether you're reading a patient a book, assisting on a field trip to the zoo or helping behind the scenes, you are making an impact on a child’s life. Apply to volunteer at Ranken Jordan today.

Looking to join a volunteer board? Find out more about our Junior Board and Young Professionals Board.

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  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. (Under 16? Join the Junior Board.)
  • Complete 3 hour volunteer orientation before you start (offered monthly).
  • Commit to a minimum of 2 scheduled hours a week.
  • Perform a minimum of 40 hours of service.
  • Submit a reference letter from someone unrelated.
  • Receive a Tuberculosis screening test and yearly flu shot.
  • Allow a background check if 18 years of age or older
  • Ranken Jordan cannot provide court-mandated community service hours.

Areas of Interest

Here are some of the activities you can choose from. Depending on the area of service your shift can be 2 to 3 hours.


  • Supporting a child in their Therapy session
  • Help keep therapy toys and equipment clean
  • Prepare supplies for therapy sessions


  • Help with fundraising or events
  • Assist with special projects


  • Help us keep the hospital clean
  • Stock, label and organize supplies
  • Help with laundry


  • Greet families, patients and visitors
  • Help keep the hospital tidy
  • Assist with special projects

Child Development

  • Assist in our Pediatric Health Related Services Dept. (PHRS)
  • Co-facilitate activities such as, art, music, cooking, etc.
  • Encourage kids to get out their rooms to play and be kids

Clinical Services

  • Engage with infants and toddlers through
    socialization and play
  • Play with preschool and school-age children to promote normalcy
  • Interact with teens and young adults



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The Ranken-Jordan Home for Convalescent Crippled Children