Get Involved


At Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, we are grateful to individuals from all walks of life who want to share their time and talents. Whether volunteering, attending a special event or coordinating a fundraiser, there are several ways to get involved.

Attend a Special Event

You are invited to support Shriners Hospital by participating in special events and fundraising activities. Volunteer needs and activities vary by event and include everything from hospital events to help with fundraisers. To learn about opportunities available, please visit our Events page and contact Volunteer Services at 916-453-2087.

Become a Volunteer

Individuals 18 years of age and older may apply to become a Hospital Volunteer. The Volunteer Services Department reviews all applications to match skills and availability with volunteer needs. Please visit our Volunteers page to learn more. The Hospital volunteer experience begins with the application process. Apply online by clicking here.

Patient Entertainment

The Sacramento Ballet, the California Highway Patrol Academy, the Cal Aggie Football Team and local Debutantes are just a few of the many groups which enrich the environment of care through volunteerism. If your group is interested in a patient entertainment activity, please call the Therapeutic Recreation & Child Life Department at 916-453-2232.

Participate in our Atrium Series

Amateur and professionals alike are invited to fill the hospital with music and song as part of the Atrium Series. School choirs, jazz bands, piano players and others are invited to perform in the hospital lobby throughout the year. The music floats through the atrium to positively impact all patients, families, staff and visitors. To schedule a performance, call Volunteer Services at 916-453-2087.

Make a donation

Every child who seeks care is welcomed into a pediatric medical center where every doctor’s visit, every surgery, every physical therapy session and every patient activity is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. It is a gift made possible by generous individuals from all walks of life who believe people can make a positive difference in the lives of others. Please visit Ways to Give to learn more or donate today.

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Pet Therapy Program

There’s no bark about it. Dogs, cats, bunnies and other outgoing animals bring smiles to the faces of children daily through the hospital’s extensive pet visitation program. All candidates must complete a Pet Partners International workshop and evaluation conducted by the Shriners Hospital Pet Therapy Coordinator. Pet therapy volunteers must complete all individual hospital volunteer requirements. Please call 916-453-2087 or go online for an application.

Summer Youth Program

Summer volunteer placements are available to students 16 and 17 years old. Those interested in participating must submit a volunteer application and a 450-500 word essay. Application deadline is April 1st for the program that runs June through August. If you would like to apply for the program, or have further questions click here. If you have any additional questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 916-453-2087.


Donate Today

To make a gift or obtain additional information, please call (916) 453-2321.

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Every gift matters, and the many paths to giving allow donors to contribute to Shriners Hospitals in a way that is meaningful to them. A kind, generous and engaged community is the heart and soul of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, where each patient’s path to success is fueled by donations and driven by excellence in treatment, teaching and research.



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At the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, individuals from all walks of life share their time and talents to enrich the lives of others. Whether working directly with patients or in an office setting, volunteers support Shriners Hospitals for Children in its mission to provide the highest quality of care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are several ways to volunteer.



Fundraisers & Special Events positively support the hospital and may be organized by individuals, groups or businesses. To schedule or inquire about setting up a special event, please call Breanna Williams, Stewardship Coordinator at 916-453-2321 or via email at Direct donations are welcome from individuals, businesses and foundations to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.

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Community Outreach

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California sponsors a number of outreach programs to educate the community and raise awareness about its services. All programs are offered free of charge to the public.

For information, call 916-453-2018.

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