Individual Volunteers

In-Hospital Projects

enCouraging Memories is our hands-on volunteer program. Volunteers will have the opportunity to enter a hospital and create positive memories for pediatric patients and their families, such as arts and crafts projects, hospital parties, and reading. For programs that take place in the hospital, volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Out-of-Hospital Projects

Volunteers will have a variety of opportunities to work hands-on with the children that we serve, without having to enter the hospital. All year round, enCourage Kids offers family outings to numerous events that are free of charge. We also encourage our volunteers to make an even bigger impact by joining our Young Professionals Committee or making your miles matter as a part of Team enCourage Kids.

Special Events

Participate on a committee at fundraising activities and events. Assist with hospitality, registration, silent auctions, raffles, set-up, and more. Volunteers must be 18 years old.


How do I sign up to become a volunteer?

To begin the registration process, please fill out our online application. Once your application has been received and reviewed, someone from enCourage Kids Foundation will reach out with more details.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

For projects that take place in the hospital, at family outings, and for special events, volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For certain projects that take place outside of the hospital, for example, putting together goodie bags, volunteers can be younger than 18 years old.

Are volunteers subject to background checks?

Yes, to ensure the safety of our kids, enCourage Kids Foundation conducts background checks on all of our volunteers. Volunteers are not responsible for any costs or fees associated with background checks.

I’m sick, can I still volunteer?

If volunteering for a project that takes place in a hospital or hands-on with the children that we serve, we ask that volunteers not attend if they are sick. We do not want to risk any of the children contracting anything that may harm them.

Can I get the company that I work for involved?

Yes! Please check out our Community and Corporate Volunteering Page.

I have a question not addressed here. Who can I contact?

If you have additional questions, please contact Senior Director, Impact and Hospital Relationships, Samantha Martinez at or 424-248-8346.