Our Family Partner Program is an individualized volunteer opportunity. Family Partners draw on their experiences at St. Louis Children's Hospital and provide insight to enhance and improve delivery of care and to develop new programs and processes throughout the hospital. Interested family members are asked to complete our application and meet with one of the leaders of Patient- and Family-Centered Care Program to share your stories and learn more about the program. 

Family Partners commit to:

  • Believe in the benefits of patient- and family-centered care
  • Represent family experiences from a global perspective
  • Communicate respectfully, clearly, and concisely
  • Fulfill obligations
  • Learn...and have FUN!

Family Partner volunteer opportunities:

  • Patient & Family Centered Care Council (PFCCC)
  • Family Actor Program
  • Family Centered Rounds process improvement initiative
  • Family Mentor Program
  • Family Panel Program
  • Family Partners as members of department teams, committees, task forces or projects
  • Family Partners as members of the e-council

How can I become a family partner? 
Complete our online application form below. If you have questions, please call the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Coordinator, at 314.454.2153 or send email to [email protected].

Family Partner Application

Which locations have you had services at?
In which area of the St. Louis Children's Hospital have you or your child been seen (check all that apply)?
In which area of the Children's Specialty Care Center have you or your child been seen (check all that apply)?
In which locations have you had Emergency Services at (check all that apply)?
If you have inpatient experience, please tell us which floor (check all that apply)?
How often do you visit any St. Louis Children's location?
How much time do you prefer to volunteer as a Patient or Family Partner (check all that apply)?
Please check each statement that is true about you:
How did you hear about our program: