Thank you for your interest in exploring the summer teen volunteer program at CHOP. It is our hope to provide high school students the opportunity to give of their time while gaining valuable hands-on experience and educational opportunities within a medical setting. Students can donate their time and skills in a number of ways:
There are only a limited number of summer teen volunteer positions available. 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:
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 be able to commit to the following:
Eligibility requirements. Applicants must be enrolled in high school and be between the ages of 16 and 18. Applicants must be age 16 by July 1 in order to meet eligibility requirements.
Time commitment. Our teen volunteer program requires you to commit to three 5-hour shifts a week for 4 weeks during a set summer schedule in July and August. Volunteer placements are available Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 5 p.m. Students will adhere to a pre-determined schedule that matches their availability.
Health clearances. All volunteers are required to prove immunity to mumps, measles, rubella, and chickenpox, as well as a Tdap vaccination. Volunteers are also required to receive a TB skin test.
Orientation and training. All volunteers will be required to attend a Volunteer Orientation, as well as complete any additional training specific to their assignment as required. Parents and/or guardians are welcome to accompany students to the orientation session.
Transportation. Volunteers must have reliable transportation. On-site parking is available, however The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is accessible by public transportation (e.g. SEPTA Regional Rail and buses).
Restrictions. Volunteers must abide by all patient confidentiality guidelines, customer service expectations and hospital policies.
Apply for the Summer Teen Volunteer program. Fill out PDF and mail back with supporting documents by April 30, 2013.