Each year, the Volunteer Services department selects a 100+ high school students to participate in the Summer Junior program. If your department is in need of volunteer support performing basic administrative tasks, providing activities in waiting areas or supporting office needs, we encourage you to consider hosting a summer junior student. Summer Junior Volunteers are high school students who range in age from 15 – 17. These individuals have commit to volunteering 12 hours a week in a variety of areas. The 2018 Summer Junior Program will run from Monday, June 4, to Friday, August 10.
If you know a high school student that is interested in applying for the 2018 Summer Junior Program, please have them visit the Volunteer Services website.
What sort of assistance can summer junior volunteers provide?
Junior volunteers are able to assist with basic administrative tasks such as making copies, scanning and filing. Volunteers are also able to provide activities such as reading, arts and crafts, and games in waiting areas to help engage patients. Volunteers should not have access to patient records or other confidential information.
Are there specific hour or shift requirements for junior volunteers?
Yes. Junior volunteer shifts should be two to three hours long. These shifts are scheduled Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
I am interested in having a junior volunteer but they will be often left alone, can I still request one?
It is important that the volunteers have a Texas Children’s staff person available to them throughout their shift. While we have an extensive application process to help ensure we are accepting quality students, it is important that the juniors have direct support within the department where they volunteer.
My son / daughter is interested in volunteering in my department, how can they get started?
Great! We encourage them to visit our website and complete the necessary steps. Please note that we are not able to place students in the department in which their parent / family member works. All applications are reviewed based on an objective scoring system.