Organization Policies

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Child Life Student at 

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital! 

We are looking for dedicated and passionate members of our community who are interested in making a commitment to our organization. Our Child Life team is a valuable resource to our team, our patients, and our families. The services provided by volunteers and students are essential in meeting our goal of offering high-quality patient care and service. Volunteers at OLOLCH must be 18 years of age or older. 

Because our volunteers and students are so valuable to the experience of our children and families while hospitalized, we ask you prayerfully consider your level of commitment to become part of our team.  To learn more about our Child Life student opportunities and internship program please visit our website here.  You may contact our volunteer department for more information at

The call to serve children and their families is unique. Just like the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady whose spirit and mission our organization is founded on, our volunteers, team members, and community partners also have servant’s hearts, willing to go above and beyond to make things better for others. This compassion makes Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital special-providing that extra magic every children’s hospital needs and thrives on. Our healthcare ministry recognizes that every patient is the center of someone’s universe and we strive help make life a little easier as families navigate through their journey of illness or injury.

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital volunteers and child life students help to personalize the hospital experience as they look for ways to be of assistance and provide extra services for patients and families. These team members assist hospital staff and greatly enhance the quality of care we provide to patients and families at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital (OLOLCH).

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has 97 pediatric patient beds, including general pediatrics, hematology/oncology, progressive care and pediatric intensive care. Child Life Specialists also provide coverage to other areas of the hospital including same day surgery, the pediatric emergency room (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and one of six nationwide St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital affiliate clinics.
The Child Life Department is a clinically based program, which focuses on meeting the needs of hospitalized children and families through education and preparation for medical procedures, emotional support, therapeutic play and developmentally appropriate activities. 

All volunteers and child life students/interns are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all patient medical, employee, hospital business, and all privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as a volunteer. In the course of performing their duties, volunteers may have access to information about patients or their families, staff or OLOLCH business. Our dedicated volunteers have an ethical and legal obligation to treat all information strictly confidential. Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in termination of the student's relationship with OLOLCH/OLOLRMC or any affiliate of FMOLHS.

It is a student's responsibility, as an ambassador to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, to demonstrate hospital Service Standards and follow the FMOLHS Code of Conduct as set forth by Our Lady of the Lake RMC and FMOLHS when providing service to our guests.

  • Respect. We treat our customers and co-workers with respect, courtesy, and concern.
  • Appearance. We demonstrate pride and professionalism in our personal appearance and the appearance of our facility.
  • Expectations. We understand that our guests’ time is valuable and actively work to understand their needs and deliver service to satisfy those needs.
  • Confidentiality. We respect the privacy and confidentiality needs of every patient and their family.
  • Ambassadors. We demonstrate pride in being associated with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and serve as ambassadors in the community.

A Child Life Internship offers specialized fieldwork experience with children and their families under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist. This experience is designed to facilitate the student’s growth as a professional through participation as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. We are excited to have the generous support of our community to brighten up the days of our families . Please help us get to know you a little better by completing the information on this application so that we can work with you to create a fulfilling experience.


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