Teen Volunteers

Exceptional Teens, ages 14 through 17, energize Driscoll Children's Hospital all day during the summer and throughout the school year on evenings and weekends. The Volunteen Program is a great learning opportunity for mature, responsible young people.

The Summer Volunteen program is for teens who want to volunteer in areas such as:

  • Carousel Gift Shop
  • Carousel Connection
  • Welcome Center
  • Room Service
  • Cottage Shop
  • Health Information Management (Medical Records)
  • and more

Teen Requirements:

  • be 14 years of age by January 1st of the summer in which they would like to volunteer
  • commit to 9 weeks with no more than one week planned absence (family vacation, camp, etc.)
  • commit to a minimum one four-hour shift per week
  • complete the Summer Volunteen Program in order to be considered for a year-round position
  • be willing to submit to hospital-supplied TB test and supply a copy of your immunization records
  • turn in the complete application between January 1st and April 15th
  • teens having participated in previous summers must re-apply

To apply

Please complete the Volunteer Application packet, and return it to our office by mail, fax (361-808-2096) or by dropping off your completed application at the Welcome Center in the Main Lobby of the Hospital. Upon review of your completed application including three personal references and a copy of your current immunization records, you may be invited to an interview with one of our Volunteer Coordinators. Once accepted into the Summer Volunteen Program, you will be required to attend a volunteer orientation and submit to a TB test at no cost to you. Teen volunteers also pay $5 per year in dues and are issued a uniform top and an ID badge to be worn while on duty in the hospital.
Students interested in the summer program should contact the Volunteer Department for information beginning January 1st of each year.

There are a limited number of teen positions available for the summer program. All teens must submit a completed application each year whether returning or new applicants. Teens will be accepted into the program based upon their interviews and their available schedules; denied teens will be sent a denial letter.

Be sure to apply early and beat the April 15th deadline.

Due to our strict infection control and confidentiality policies, teens are placed in areas that have limited patient contact.

Contact Information

Driscoll Children's Hospital
Volunteer Services Department
3533 S. Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Phone: (361) 694-5011
Fax: (361) 808-2096
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Volunteen, Gini Salinas, assists escorting a pair of visiting storm trooper characters.
Summer Volunteens Daniel Yiu and Angela Masciale begin their Jolly Trolley rounds.
Katy Nolen, volunteen, serving at the cash register at the Carousel Gift Shop.
Jolly Trolley
Gift Shop



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