Volunteer Services

The Volunteen program strives to provide a rich well-rounded experience of service. It offers the opportunity to develop team building as well as leadership skills and fosters self-awareness. The program is highly demanding, as each teen works closely with patients, siblings and parents. Volunteens are able to explore possible career paths as well as gain an understanding of how our unique facility has completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

Program Description

Volunteens will:

The Volunteen Program is a two week program offered three different times during the summer. Each session will consist of twelve new Volunteens and three returning Volunteens serving as program assistants in a leadership role. Teens will choose from the three tracks: a clinical support track, research track or clinical care track.

A majority of the activities will be experienced by the group of 15 teens as a whole. For example, all Volunteens will participate in technology day. At times, Volunteens will break into smaller groups according to their assigned track to participate in more focused activities.


The application deadline for the summer 2014 sessions has passed. The program is highly competitive and we receive a large number of applications each year. Therefore, we are unable to extend the deadline and will not accept further applicants for 2014.

All teens who have applied will be notified of acceptance or decline by April 11, 2014. If you have additional questions regarding the Volunteen program contact us by email.