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Our volunteers augment the mission of Texas Children's in their support of patients and families. Volunteers make a commitment to volunteer once a week for 2-3 consecutive hours for a minimum of 6 months. Prospective volunteers are strongly encouraged to consider the time commitment, consistency and dedication necessary to make the volunteer experience beneficial to both you as a volunteer and to the patients, families and hospital staff we serve.

While we do not offer opportunities for clinical exposure and/or shadowing hospital staff, volunteers support patients, families and staff through various service assignments.

Become a Texas Children's Hospital Volunteer for Main Campus:

2017 Summer University Student Volunteer Program

The Summer University Student Volunteer Program (SUS) is an opportunity for full time college and graduate students to volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital during the summer months. SUS volunteers will help Texas Children’s elevate the level of care we provide by supporting patients and families through a variety of volunteer assignments. Although the program does not offer opportunities with clinical exposure or medical professional shadowing, SUS volunteers do have the opportunity to assist in various assignments where interaction with patients and staff are involved.

SUS volunteers may select a schedule that is convenient and works with other obligations such as employment, vacation and summer courses. Volunteer opportunities are available weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Program Dates:
May 29, 2017 -- August 19, 2017

Applicants must:

  • Be a full time university student who has completed at least one full year of university studies.
  • Commit to volunteering a minimum of 36 hours over the course of the twelve week program. Ten of the hours must be completed in an offsite assignment.
  • Complete an application.
  • Participate in an interview.
  • Provide proof of a current TB Skin Test (must be from within one calendar year).
  • Pass a criminal background check.

Application Process:
All applicants must complete the online volunteer application by filling out this registration form. Please note on the application that you are interested in the SUS program. The deadline to submit your application is Saturday, April 15, 2017 by 11:59pm. Because space is limited, only applicants being considered for the program will be invited to participate in one of our Group Interview Sessions. These sessions will take place the week of May 15 -- May 19. Participating in a Group Interview Session does not guarantee your admittance to the program. However, attendance in one of the sessions is a requirement for the program. Additional detail about the program will be discussed at the Volunteer Group Interview Session.

Main Campus—Texas Medical Center
Telephone 832-824-2257
Address Volunteer Services Department
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
E-mail Volunteer Services 

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