To help keep our children, teens, young adults and families safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Inn is working closely with NIH to gradually resume our in-person volunteer program in phases.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Learn more about our COVID-19 guidelines or contact us about virtual opportunities.

We understand that you’re busy and may not be able to make a long-term commitment right now. That’s why we offer several short-term “micro” volunteer options to individuals who want to help The Inn on a more temporary basis.

For our on-site volunteer positions, the minimum age requirement is 18 years old, a weekly or bi-weekly 2 to 4 hour shift, scheduled on a regular day and time, for a minimum commitment of service for one year. Some examples of our long-term volunteer opportunities are:

Welcome Desk
Volunteers are our registration and concierge desk all in one. They answer phones, take reservations, check families in and out of their rooms, orient new families to The Inn and answer questions about everything from airport transportation to visits to the zoo.

While the greeter position has similar responsibilities as the Welcome Desk volunteers, the greeter is the first face families see when they walk through the door. These volunteers makes sure residents sign in and out as they come and go, that they have everything they need, and simply act as a helping hand to the front desk and staff.

Kitchen Assistant
Volunteers maintain three well-organized and stocked kitchens and pantries for our families. This position involves sorting and organizing kitchen supplies in all cabinets, drawers, and pantries.

Educational Tutor
Engage families in education programs offered at The Inn through activities, study halls and one-on-one tutoring.

Facilities Assistant
Day-to-day tasks vary greatly, though often include light maintenance related projects such as changing overhead light bulbs, fixing broken furniture, and tending to interior and exterior building maintenance.

Administrative Support
Assist staff in a wide range of administrative functions and general office duties including data entry, filing, copying, mailings, phone calls and more.

Skill-based or Pro-bono Services
If you have a special talent such as photography, art, videography, IT, graphic design, cooking, gardening, fundraising, writing, etc., we might have a job for you!

If you are interested in applying for one of our long-term volunteer opportunities, please complete our Volunteer Service Application.

Let’s go

For additional information regarding our volunteer program, please email Meghan Arbegast or call 301-827-6054.