Student Volunteer Program


The Student Volunteer Program is open to students, 16 years of age and older, interested in donating their time serving patients and families of Children’s Health℠ Children's Medical Center Dallas.

Student volunteers serve in a variety of ways including: staff support, customer service, and direct patient care. Please note that our volunteers provide services that are strictly comforting in nature and are not able to shadow nurses, doctors and clinicians or to take vital signs and observe procedures.

Our Student Volunteer Program offers two Programs—School Year Session and two Summer Sessions. 

The Student Volunteer Program is no longer taking applications for summer 2016. Please visit our website this summer to learn about our School Year Program.

Summer Program

The Summer Program is open to college and high school student’s ages 16 and over wishing to serve on the Dallas Campus. Students participating in the Summer Program commit to serve 40 hours by serving on the same day and time, once a week for 8 hours over the session of their choice.

The session dates for 2016

  • Session A: June 05- July 09
  • Session B: July 10- August 13

Want to Learn More About Our Student Volunteer Program?

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by their first day of volunteering
  • Applicants, 18 and over, will consent to a criminal background check annually
  • Student volunteers must complete the following to be considered for the Student Volunteer Program.
    • Complete the online Information Session and application
    • Complete interview process

Due to the volume of applications we receive, applicants will be notified of their status in the program by May 4th. Please note that space in the Student Volunteer Program is limited.Once students are notified that they have been accepted into the Student Volunteer Program they will be provided with instructions on how to complete the following:

  • Complete online training courses
  • Complete a new volunteer Health Check with the Children’s Health Occupational Health and Wellness Department

    This includes reviewing the following records:
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunizations
    • Varicella immunizations
    • Tetanus immunization
    • Seasonal influenza immunization
    • And TB test as required by Children’s Health
    • Any required immunizations are at the expense of the volunteer and should be completed by a provider of your choosing.
  • Attend a Welcome Session