Teen Volunteers

Three teenage volunteers hand out goodies dressed as superheroines.

The 2022 Volunteen Program has been filled. We have reached our capacity with requests for applications.

The Volunteen Program is a great year-round learning opportunity for mature, responsible young people. Exceptional teens, ages 15 through graduating seniors, energize Driscoll Children’s Hospital during the summer and throughout the school year on evenings and weekends.

The Volunteen Program focuses on year-round teen availability and has a limited rolling acceptance throughout the summer months. Those accepted will be notified by email.


Services areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • Carousel Cookie Shop
  • Carousel Gift Shop
  • Cottage Shop
  • Ortho Art Cart
  • Toy Cart
  • Art Cart
  • Book Cart
  • Materials Management
  • Welcome Center

You will need to:

  • Commit to a year-round program with a set weekly assignment
  • Serve a minimum of one four-hour shift per week year-round
  • Be 15 years of age by June 1
  • Submit to a hospital-provided TB (Tuberculosis) test
  • Provide a copy of your immunization records
  • Write two 500-word essays
  • Have parental approval (Parents must sign application)
  • Pay the Auxiliary dues of $5
  • Wear a uniform of khaki pants and a Driscoll-supplied t-shirt for your volunteer shift
  • Acknowledge that there are COVID-19 immunization requirements in place, including either receiving the Covid-19 vaccination or complying with weekly testing, surveys and other safety protocols
  • Be Flu vaccinated 


Contact Information

The Volunteer Services Department

Main number: (361) 694-5011

Toll free: (800) DCH-LOVE

Fax: (361) 808-2096

Email: volunteer@dchstx.org