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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:

2018 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 in clinical exposure and/or medical professional shadowing, SUS volunteers will have the ability to assist in various assignments consisting in patient interaction, support outreach initiatives, and community clinics throughout the Houston community.

SUS volunteers are able to select a schedule that is convenient and works with other obligations such as employment, vacation, and summer courses, but is designed for individuals who have quite a bit of free time over the summer. Volunteer opportunities will be available weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Program Dates:

  • May 21, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Volunteers must:

  • Be a full time university student who completed at least one full year of university studies. College students, nursing students and graduate students of all levels are welcome to apply.
  • Complete a minimum of 82 hours over the course of the summer, this will include completing at least 6 hours a week (shifts will consist of two- 3 hour shifts Sunday-Friday) and 10 hours in an offsite assignment. Hours may be consolidated or spread out over the 12 week program.
  • 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 fill out our online volunteer application. Please note on the application that you are interested in the SUS program. The deadline to submit your application is March 31, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Once we receive your application, it will go through a screening process. If your application passes our initial screening, you will be invited to attend one of our Group Interview Sessions. Group Interview Sessions will be conducted the third week of the program, May 14-18. Please note that your participation in the Group Interview Session does not guarantee a spot in the SUS program. Additional details about specific opportunities available through the program will be discussed at the Volunteer Group 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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