Texas Children's Hospital — West Campus

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus in Katy, TX is greater Houston's first suburban hospital designed exclusively for children. Pediatric patients receive trusted, expert care coupled with a convenient and accessible location for area families.

Adult Volunteer Program

Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be committed to volunteering once a week for a minimum of 3 consecutive hours to accrue 78 hours (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.

Volunteers support patients, families and staff through various volunteer assignments available from 6:00am through 11:30pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am through 11:30pm Saturday to Sunday.

Please complete our online volunteer application.

Summer College Volunteer Program 2018

The Summer College Volunteer Program (SCVP) is an opportunity for full time college and graduate students to volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus during the summer months. SCVP 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, SCVP volunteers will have the ability to assist in various assignments consisting in patient interaction and experience the hospital setting.

SCVP 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 14, 2018 – August 17, 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 85 hours over the course of the summer, this will include completing at least 10 volunteering hours a week (shifts will consist of two- three hour shifts).
  • Participate in an interview.
  • Provide proof of a 2018 TB Skin Test.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Participate minimum of 8 weeks.
  • Dependability, commitment and dedication are required.
  • Process will take place on Spring Break March 12-16, 2018.

Application Process:

All applicants must fill out the online volunteer application.

Once your application is received, you will be invited to attend one of our Group Interview Sessions. Please note that your participation in the Group Interview Session does not guarantee a spot in the SCVP program. Additional details about specific opportunities available through the program will be discussed at the Volunteer Group Session.

Summer Junior Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Texas Children's Junior volunteer. West Campus is no longer accepting applications for the junior program at this moment. For opportunities in the summer of 2019 please revisit this website in January 2019 for more details.

If you have additional questions about Texas Children's West Campus Volunteer Program, please contact us.

Contact Information

Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus
Volunteer Services Department
18200 Katy Freeway; Suite WA.0270.10
Houston, TX 77094
Office: 832-227-1185
Email: wcvolunteerservices@texaschildrens.org

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