Volunteer Opportunities

High School Explorer Program

Thank you for your interest in exploring the Summer Teen volunteer program at CHOP. It is our goal to provide high school students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and educational opportunities within a medical setting, while giving back to others. Students can donate their time and skills in a number of ways:

Application process

Download and complete the High School Explorer Program application.

Applicants must bring the completed application to the Atrium at CHOP's Main Building (3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA) at the specific dates and times listed below. Do not mail in applications. The last day to drop off an application is Monday, May 12.

Our selection process

Due to the limited number of summer volunteer teen positions available, not all applicants will receive an interview. A select group of applicants will have a personal interview with a member of the Volunteer Services staff. The selection of teen applicants will be based on factors such as:

Explorer Summer Program

Because we are a healthcare organization, there are some requirements you must fulfill before you can volunteer at CHOP. For the safety of our patients, their families, and for you, we ask all potential volunteers to be able to commit to the following:

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in high school at the time of application and be at least 16 years of age by July 8, 2014.

Screening requirements

Time commitment

Orientation requirements



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