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Volunteering at Valley Children's Healthcare

Volunteers are at the very heart of Valley Children’s, providing crucial support services to the Hospital and other locations throughout the Valley. Each year, approximately 500 Valley Children’s volunteers, ranging in ages from 13 to more than 80, donate their time and energy to support our mission to provide high quality comprehensive health care to children regardless of their ability to pay.

Valley Children’s volunteers support our patients, families and staff by providing a wide array of key services. The majority of volunteers interact directly with patients in a variety of clinical and non-clinical areas.

We invite anyone interested in volunteering to review our current volunteer opportunities, review volunteer requirements and apply for the position that matches with their interests and experience.

Patient Stories

Complex Care Gives Landon New Reasons to Smile

Jennifer and Jason Rice felt shock and fear when they learned their son Landon would be born with a cleft lip – a defect many people think only occurs in developing nations. That fear quickly dissipated, however, when the couple met Dr. Mimi Chao, a pediatric plastic surgeon at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. “She knew exactly what she was talking about,” Jennifer recalled. “She put us at ease.”

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Pediatric Trauma Center Achieves National Verification

(Madera, California) – Valley Children’s Hospital has achieved verification as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by ...