About the Program
The Summer High School Volunteer Program (SHSVP) at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children gives high school students the opportunity to volunteer during the months of their summer break. Students do worthwhile work that truly makes a difference in the overall care of patients and their families and do so in a variety of age-appropriate volunteer assignments.
In order to apply, high school students must be at least 16 years of age by June 15, or have completed 10th grade by the beginning of the summer program. Applicants must have consistent patience interacting with children from birth to age 18 as well as with their siblings and parents. They must also be able to speak and understand English and be willing to learn the skills necessary to be competent in their duties and responsibilities. Lastly, all student volunteers must adhere to the Nemours Standards of Behavior and be committed to Nemours True North goal of helping patients and families receive exactly the care they need and want, how and when they need and want it.