Frequently Asked Questions
Summer Volunteer Program
When does the information about the Summer Program become available?
We try to have information posted about the Summer Volunteer Program no later than late January each year.
How do I apply?
Your first step will be to attend a Volunteer Info Session, specific to the Summer Volunteer Program. Watch for information on the Summer Volunteer Program page in January.
What is the youngest age you will accept?
The Summer program is for students that are eighteen (by June 1st) through college senior.
Is there anything available for teens under age eighteen?
Teens 13-17 have the opportunity to participate in one of two half day projects that are scheduled during the Summer. The projects are designed to be fun, educational, all while helping children in the hospital. Information on the Project Days is posted on the website in Spring. Teens 16 and older are always eligible for the Phoenix Children's In-Hospital volunteer program year round and you can learn more here.
How long is the summer program?
The program is eight weeks and begins in June.
Is the commitment the same as the regular in-hospital program?
Yes… and no. The orientation process and training are similar but done on a predetermined schedule. Application deadlines, interviews, health testing etc. are all done throughout the Spring on a set schedule as well. Participants volunteer two or four shifts per week, for two to four hours per shift during their program. Many share up to 100 hours of service during their shortened program.