The HSC Health Care System logo: Blue diamond with a white half heart, yellow stylized stick figures of man, woman, and child standing in the heart and the HSC Pediatric Center written at the bottomThe HSC Pediatric Center, The HSC Health Care System and Health Services for ChildrenA set of three pictures: the one on the left shows a social worker hugging a child, the one in the middle shows a girl smiling and the third one shows a group of standing children clapping
   What's New

About the Hospital

For Healthcare Professionals


The Volunteer Program

Rehabilitation Department




Family Information

Patients Rights

Notice of Privacy


The HSC Pediatric Center (HSC) is the only hospital in the Washington metropolitan area dedicated exclusively to the rehabilitation and care of children with special needs.

Child waiting for visit from Redskins athletes.Our kids are survivors. They have been in traumatic accidents ... or have had serious illnesses or difficult births. They have spent time in another hospital before coming to ours. More than anything, we want to help these youngsters (of all ages) to return to their homes, schools and communities at the best of their abilities.

The hospital is a unique place for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of children. As a volunteer, you play a very important role in helping our special kids prepare to return to their homes, schools, and communities. We are committed to matching your skills and interests with the wide variety of opportunities we offer. When you dedicate your time at The HSC Pediatric Center, we guarantee you will help make a difference in the lives of children!

All The HSC Pediatric Center volunteers must:

  • be at least 16 years of age,
  • be in good health,
  • have an interview,
  • have a health screening,
  • complete a training program

All The HSC Pediatric Center volunteers should be willing to commit to at least three hours a week that are most convenient (for the volunteer.)

A visit from the RedskinsPATIENT CARE VOLUNTEERS choose to work directly with our children, extending the care of our nurses and therapists. You might cuddle a baby or toddler whose family cannot be here. You may read a bedtime story, or help with schoolwork. You may also help recreation therapy staff plan and organize special parties, activities and outings for our patients.

ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEERS are vital to the successful operation of the hospital. We turn to these volunteers to lend a helping hand with administrative tasks such as typing and filing. We may ask for help with special events and fundraising activities, too.

We also welcome friends, co-workers and community service organizations who wish to volunteer their time.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The HSC Pediatric Center. To learn more about our hospital, our Volunteer Program and other HSC programs and services, please call us.

  • Volunteer Services, Direct:
  • Main Switchboard:
  • Toll Free: 1-800-226-4444
  • TDD: 202-832-7848
  • FAX: 202-635-6149

To become an HSC volunteer, click the link below. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The HSC Pediatric Center.

Volunteer Services application packet



© 2009 The HSC Pediatric Center
1731 Bunker Hill Road, NE • Washington, D.C. 20017 • 202-832-4400 • 1-800-226-4444
If you experience any difficulties with this website, please contact the .