The summer VolunTEEN Program at Children's is available for high school students ages 15 to 18. VolunTEENs are placed in areas throughout the hospital ranging from customer service to direct patient and family interaction (e.g.: Family Library, Gift Shop, Art Cart). Volunteers will not shadow any clinical staff, but will be supervised by Children's staff. The program spans 8 weeks during June and July. Interested teens MUST be able to commit to volunteer at least one day a week for 5 hours, missing no more than two days.
Video: The VolunTEEN Program
The VolunTEEN program is a great program for high school students looking for a rewarding way to spend part of their summer.
STEP 1: Fill out the following application.
The VolunTEEN application for 2014 is now closed. Please check back to the website in early 2015 for information regarding the VolunTEEN 2015 program.
STEP 2: Information packet
In addition to the application, all of the following must be completed and returned to the appropriate campus of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta by March 14. Please note: This program is first come first serve and therefore may fill up prior to March 14. All applicants will be notified by March 28 of their status.
- VolunTEEN packet
- Copy of photo ID (driver's license OR student ID)
- Proof of immunity to MMR (two dates), chickenpox (documentation from healthcare provider of proof of 2 immunizations OR documentation of positive blood test results indicating immunity) and Tdap (one date)
STEP 3: Complete this after acceptance into the program:
- 2 Tuberculosis (TB) skin tests or T-spot blood test results
- Criminal Background Check Consent Form (final acceptance pending results)
After all forms are returned, we will contact you the first week of April to schedule a personal interview. All interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Applicants are considered only after he or she has completed an online application and turned in the application packet.
We will select participants for the program based on his/her qualifications and personal interview. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email.
Application information not submitted online must be mailed to Children's at Egleston, Children's at Hughes Spalding or Children's at Scottish Rite at the following addresses:
Thank you for your interest in this volunteer opportunity at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.