Teen Volunteers

We appreciate your interest in the summer Volunteen program. We have now reached our target number of submissions and the application period is now closed.

Exceptional teens, ages 15 through 17, energize Driscoll Children’s Hospital all day during the summer and throughout the school year on evenings and weekends. The Volunteen Program is a great learning opportunity for mature, responsible young people.

There are a limited number of teen positions available for the summer program. Online application will open on February 1st. The link will close once the number of applications received meets the current needs. Teens will be accepted into the program based upon interviews and their available schedules.
Due to our strict infection control and confidentiality policies, teens are placed in areas that have limited patient contact, such as:

  • Carousel Gift Shop
  • Carousel Cookie Shop
  • Welcome Center
  • Room service
  • Cottage Shop
  • Toy Room and more

Teens must reapply each summer, even if you volunteered in previous summers.

Teens must complete the Summer Volunteen Program in order to be considered for a year-round position.

You will need to:

  • be able to commit to NINE WEEKS with no more than one week planned absence (vacation, camp, etc.)
  • begin the second week in June
  • be able to serve a minimum of one four-hour shift per week for a minimum of 40 hours total
  • be 15 years of age by June 1st
  • be willing to submit to a hospital provided TB test
  • provide a copy of your immunization records
  • be able to write one 500 word essay
  • have parental approval (Parents must sign application)
  • be able to pay the Auxiliary dues of $5
  • be able to wear a uniform of khaki pants and a Driscoll supplied t-shirt for your volunteer shift

If you need SERVICE HOURS for school, church, Scouts, etc., please do not fill out this application. Call 361-694-5011 and ask about Service Project Hours.