Junior Volunteer Program

Summer Junior Program

The Summer Junior Volunteer Program at Texas Children’s Hospital Main Campus located in the Texas Medical Center offers a unique opportunity for teen volunteers to gain experience supporting patients, families, and staff in a hospital setting.

While we do not offer opportunities for Junior Volunteers to shadow medical staff and/or gain clinical exposure, we do offer a number of exciting and rewarding volunteer assignments and educational opportunities.

Please note -- if you will be attending summer school, participating in summer camp(s), and/or leaving town for an extended summer vacation, please consider applying for the Summer Junior Program in the future when you are available to volunteer each week on a consistent basis.

Are you interested in volunteering with Texas Children’s but do not want to drive to the Texas Medical Center? Applications submitted for the Main Campus will be considered for the Main Campus located in the Texas Medical Center, Texas Children’s Health Plan, and Texas Children’s Pediatrics offices located throughout the Houston area. Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus has their own Junior Volunteer program with a separate application process. Applications cannot be transferable to the West Campus.

2018 Program Requirements:

  • Commit to at least 8 weeks from June 4th — August 10th, 2018
  • Complete 96 hours of service
  • Shifts are Monday — Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Please note: weekend and evening shifts are not available)

Please keep in mind, due to a large number of applications and many teens that return to the program from previous years, there are usually limited openings.

We encourage teen applicants to submit their applications early and to be thoughtful in the completion of all the application materials.

2018 Application Requirements:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age by June 1st, 2018
  • Must be a current high school student
  • Must submit an online application for one campus only (Please note: applicants who submit multiple applications will not be considered.)
  • Must include one letter of recommendation (Please note: letters from family members will not be considered)
  • Must provide a copy of most recent report card, with a B average or above
  • Must attend a mandatory information session
  • Must attend an interview by the deadline
  • Must attend all required training

The letter of recommendation and report card need to be uploaded and attached. Once you have successfully uploaded both documents a green check mark will appear. Letter of recommendations can also be sent to volunteerservices@texaschildrens.org with the subject: Letter of Recommendation.

The application for Texas Children’s Hospital Main Campus is now closed. Any applications submitted after this time will not be accepted. Please allow three business days to receive confirmation that your application has been received. Applications chosen for the next round of the application process will be notified by the end of February.

*Applications submitted for the West Campus will not be considered. Please visit their site for their application dates.*

To help determine the applicant’s readiness to participate as a Junior Volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital, all communication is encouraged to be handled by the applicant directly.

Contact Volunteer Services – Main Campus
Telephone 832-824-2257
Address Volunteer Services Department
Suite A1125
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail Volunteer Services 

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