Summer High School Volunteer Program in Orlando

About the Program

Our teen volunteer summer program places students 16 years of age and older in departments throughout Nemours Children's Hospital.

Volunteering in a children’s hospital is serious business. We have the same performance standards for our student volunteers as we do for our adults. Teen volunteers can gain valuable experience, marketable skills and an appreciation for community service. If you want a chance to learn about health care careers, interact with pediatric patients and their families, or simply help others, this program provides excellent opportunities for you.


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How to Apply

Application Requirements for High School Students 

  • be 16 years old by June 1, 2014
  • be able to commit to one of the two 4-week sessions offered
    (see dates below)
  • request an online application by contacting Volunteer Services
    Please note: The Summer Teen Volunteer Program is very popular and many students apply. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement in the volunteer program. Complete your application as thoroughly as possible, as acceptance into the program is based upon a number of factors, one of which is a comprehensive review of the information supplied on your application. We will take into account your thoughtfulness in responding to the questions, your experience with children, prior volunteer experience, and your academic/attendance records.
  • provide copy of 2013 final report card (to include academic and attendance records)
  • have clear background screenings, including — but not limited to — two teacher recommendations
  • participate in an interview with Volunteer Services
  • gain medical clearance including two tuberculosis tests, an immunization titer, and a urine drug screening (all expenses covered by Nemours)
  • attend an orientation class as well as complete online courses

Program Requirements

  • make a commitment to volunteer two full days per week; one absence is allowable during a 4-week session.
  • eear Nemours volunteer uniform: Red polo shirt (provided at no cost), khakis (no blue jeans) and white athletic shoes.
  • have consistent patience interacting with children from birth to age 18, as well as with their siblings and parents
  • be able to speak and understand English
  • be willing to learn the skills necessary to be competent in their duties and responsibilities

Program Dates

Teen volunteers may apply for the Summer Teen Program after the first of the year and must be at least 16 years old by June 1 (before the program begins). Early application is strongly recommended as our program will fill up quickly. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Interviews will be conducted in March. Teen volunteers accepted into the program will receive confirmation by April.

Orientation Class

Volunteer must attend one of the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 31 – Time TBD
  • Friday, June 6 – Time TBD
Two 4-Week Volunteer Sessions
  • Session I: Monday, June 9 to Thursday, July 3
  • Session II: Monday, July 7 to Thursday, July 31

Benefits

Becoming a Nemours teen volunteer allows you to:
  • explore career opportunities
  • contribute to your community
  • meet new and interesting people
  • gain invaluable learning experiences, as well as references and recommendations
  • receive free parking and a free meal in the cafeteria
  • be recognized for your service hours


For Registered Volunteers

Contact Us

Joelle Del Orbe-Just

Teen Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Coordinator, Volunteer Services
(407) 650-7556
joelle.delorbejust@nemours.org