Volunteen Program

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

We are excited about all our program has to offer including many interactive experiences and the opportunities for service through engagement with patients and families. Volunteens will:

  • Provide fun-filled activities for our patients and siblings each day
  • Explore health and research related careers
  • Gain an understanding of and build a connection to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Volunteen Program is a two-week program offered two different times during the summer. Each session consists of approximately 16 new Volunteens and five returning Volunteens who serve as program assistants in a leadership role.

Many of the activities will be experienced by the group as a whole. At times, Volunteens will break into smaller groups to participate in more focused activities.

Age Requirements

To qualify for the 2020 Volunteen Program, all applicants must be 16 years old by June 1, 2020, and no older than 18 years old by that same date.

Applications are now closed for the summer 2019 program. The 2020 application will be open in January

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