If you’re interested in volunteering in a dynamic health care environment, please join us during the summer, from June through August. Upon completion of this summer program, students are eligible to volunteer throughout the school year.
Our summer high school volunteer program places students 16 years of age
and older in many different positions throughout Nemours. 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!
How to Apply
Teen volunteers may apply for the Summer Teen Program after the first of the year. Early application is strongly recommended as our program will fill up quickly. Applications will be accepted until the end of February. Interviews will be conducted in March. Teen volunteers accepted into the program will receive confirmation by April.
All high school volunteers must:
be 16 years of age by June 1 (before the summer program begins)
be able to commit to a 4-week session (see Program Dates below)
contact the Volunteer Services Department to request an online application Please Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee placement in the volunteer program.
provide copy of final report card (include academic and attendance records)
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 record, and a urine drug screening. If an immunization record cannot be provided a blood titer will be done. (All medical clearances are provided by Nemours at no cost to the volunteer)
attend an orientation class as well as complete online courses
All applicants must:
be able to speak and understand English
make a commitment to volunteer two full days per week; one absence is allowable during a 4-week session
be willing to learn the skills necessary to be competent in their duties
have consistent patience interacting with children from birth to age 18, as well as with their siblings and parents
wear a Nemours volunteer uniform: red polo shirt or Bar-B-Q style apron (provided at no cost), dress slacks or khakis (no blue jeans), and closed-toed shoes
Volunteer must attend one of the following dates:
Saturday, June 1 - Time TBD
Friday, June 7 - Time TBD
4-Week Volunteer Sessions
Session I: Monday, June 10, to Friday, July 5
Session II: Monday, July 8, to Friday, August 2
Becoming a Nemours volunteer allows you to:
explore career opportunities
contribute to your community
meet interesting people and learn new skills
gain invaluable learning experiences in a health care setting
fulfill school community-service requirements
receive free parking and a free meal in the cafeteria