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The Children’s Inn at NIH relies on the help of nearly 200 dedicated volunteers working regular shifts and hundreds of additional volunteers on an as-needed basis to serve children and families from around the world as they participate in groundbreaking research studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

From greeting our guests with a friendly “hello” at the welcome desk to keeping the kitchens organized and well-stocked or hosting a fun activity in the evenings, our volunteers are truly the heart of our organization.

Whether you are looking for a long-term volunteer position working a scheduled shift or a short-term volunteer opportunity, we invite you to join our world-class group of volunteers.

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Become a volunteer to brighten the lives of children, teens and young adults with rare diseases as they participate in NIH clinical research studies.

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For more information about volunteer opportunities at The Inn, please email Meghan Arbegast Smith or call 301-827-6054.

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2020 Presidential Service Award

The Children’s Inn at NIH is a proud recipient of the 2020 Presidential Service Award

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