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Due to Covid-19, we are not accepting any volunteer applications at this time.

This is to protect our patients, students, families, staff, and you. We appreciate you thinking of Siskin Children's Institute and hope we will be able to offer volunteer opportunities in the near future.

Make a difference today?

Volunteers are an important part of the Institute. They help achieve our mission of making a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families every day. From working directly with children to helping with administrative tasks, volunteers help us achieve more and make a bigger impact in our community than we could do alone. 

Our founders, Mose and Garrison Siskin, knew that stepping up to make a difference in the lives of others was important. Our volunteers carry their mission forward today.

The Institute needs energetic, talented, creative, and compassionate people to help us make a difference in our four areas of focus: education, outreach, health care, and home visiting.  

Take a look at the volunteer position descriptions below and complete the application to apply.


Age Requirements:

Individuals 16 years and older may volunteer without parental supervision supporting SCI sponsored events and community events in which SCI is participating. 

Individuals 18 and older may volunteer within SCI programs without parental supervision. 

Individuals younger than 18 may volunteer with parental supervision in SCI programs.

School groups: School groups consisting of student under 18 are welcome to volunteer with proper teacher/staff supervision.

Can I Complete My Tennessee Promise Hours at SCI?

Yes! Volunteering with Siskin Children's Institute does meet the requirements for volunteer hours required by the TN Promise program. 

Can my Youth Group/Civic Group/Club Volunteer with SCI? 

Siskin Children's Institute makes every effort to provide meaningful volunteer experiences for groups of all sizes including youth groups, civic group and clubs.  

Does SCI Accept Interns?

Yes! Siskin Children's Institute loves having interns and have worked with several local colleges and universities in placing students within our programs. Students should contact the department and/or program they are interested in for more information and details about internship opportunities. 

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