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Volunteers

Find out what a Driscoll volunteer is, what opportunities are available and what rewards you may expect from being a volunteer.

  • Tell us what you're interested in and where you would like to help
  • We ask that you commit at least 2-4 hours per week for at least 6 months

Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital

Volunteers are members of the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital and pay a $5 membership fee annually. This covers the expense of social functions and their award winning monthly newsletter. Each year the Auxiliary helps with special events and conducts numerous fund raising functions. These efforts support their generous donation of $150,000 to the Children's Miracle Network Telethon.

Benefits include:

  • Free meal for each shift worked
  • Fun social and recognition events throughout the year
  • Interaction with dedicated colleagues who are happy to have you as part of the team
  • Personal satisfaction and respect for a job well done

To apply

Please complete the Volunteer Application packet, and return it to our office by mail, fax (361-808-2096) or by dropping off your completed application at the Welcome Center in the Main Lobby of the Hospital. Upon review of your completed application including three personal references plus a clear background check, you may be invited to an interview with one of our Volunteer Coordinators. Once accepted into the Auxiliary, you will be required to attend a volunteer orientation and submit to a TB and measles immunity test at no cost to you. Auxilians also pay $5 per year in dues and are issued a uniform top and a photo ID badge to be worn while on duty in the hospital.

Volunteer in the Rio Grande Valley

Opportunities to be a volunteer in the Rio Grande Valley specialty clinics in McAllen and Brownsville are also available Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 361-694-5011 or 1-800-DCH-LOVE.

View The Auxilian a monthly publication written by and for the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
Volunteer Services Department
3533 S. Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Phone: (361) 694-5011
Fax: (361) 808-2096
Or email us at
volunteer@dchstx.org

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(800) 735-2989
Driscoll volunteers prepare to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Cottage Shop.
Volunteers were treated to fun, food and fellowship in recognition of their contributions to Driscoll Children's Hospital.
Rio Grande Valley Auxilians visit Corpus Christi to attend the unveiling of the 2010 holiday cards and gifts designed by Driscoll patients.
Cottage Shop Ribbon Cutting
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Rio Grande Valley

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