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Summer Teen Volunteer Program

High school students between the ages of 14 and 17 are eligible to apply for the Summer Teen Volunteer program. Once a teen has participated in this program, they are then qualified to volunteer year-round at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Our teen volunteers have the opportunity to learn the importance of ethics and confidentiality, professional behavior and appearance, proper patient interaction - including age-specific competencies, infection control, fire safety and security.

To become a teen volunteer:
  • Application: Application packets are available the second week of January. Please contact Volunteer Services for more information.
    • The program lasts from June through August.
    • All applications require an essay and two letters of recommendation.
    • All accepted Summer Teen volunteers must attend a one-day orientation (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), have a TB test on file and purchase the Summer Teen Volunteer uniform for $25.
  • Selection Process: All applicants, along with a parent or guardian, attend an interview with a volunteer services coordinator before the deadline listed in the application packet. Summer Teen Volunteer program interview scores are then compiled and the top candidates are selected as Summer Teen Volunteers.
  • Commitment: We ask all Summer Teens to complete a minimum of 30 hours of service over the eight-week period and volunteer two three-hour shifts per week.
    • Summer teens are allowed no more than one week of absences during the duration of the program.
    • Letters of recommendation will be provided by Volunteer Services to teens who serve 50 hours or more.
    • Program completion certificates will be mailed to those who meet the minimum 30-hour requirement.

Contact Us

Volunteer Services
Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

6411 Fannin St.
Ste. C2-06
Houston, TX 77030

Call us: (713) 704-4141