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Junior volunteers

The window to submit applications for the 2015 summer program is now closed.
Thank you for your interest in our youth volunteer program.

Junior volunteersWhether you are interested in the medical field or you would like to be part of a program that makes a difference in the lives of patients, being a junior volunteer at Cook Children's offers a very rewarding experience. If you will be between 15-18 years old by June 1, 2015, you should consider volunteering at Cook Children's.

Junior volunteers help families with way-finding, support staff with clerical tasks, keep patients and siblings entertained through play and reading activities, provide much needed breaks for parents, assist with community events and much more. Opportunities to volunteer are available seven days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings depending on the placement. Placements are at the Fort Worth medical center.

The 2015 Summer Program

The 2015 summer program runs Monday, June 15th - Sunday, August 16th. You must be able to commit to one 8-hour shift every week of the 9-week program for a minimum total of 64 hours. (4-hour shifts are available, upon request, for a total of a 32 hour commitment)

Junior volunteers come in the same day and time, once a week, all summer long. Please check your summer schedule to be absolutely sure you can commit to volunteering all summer. If you will be gone more than two weeks during the summer, please do not apply for this year.

Apply now

Open the application using the link below. Fill out the informaton requested, and submit.

Application deadline

Applications for the 2015 summer program must be received between December 1st, 2014 and February 1, 2015.

Our junior volunteer onboarding process:

Returning junior paperwork

Thank you for choosing Cook Children's for the gift of your time!

Volunteer safety

Safety is of the utmost importance in protecting the patients and yourself as you volunteer in the medical setting. Please view the volunteer safety information as part of your training. When you have finished viewing the presentation, please complete the safety review test.

After completing the safety test, you may call or email the volunteer office to set up your orientation date/tim

For more information, please contact Paige Jordan, Volunteer Program Coordinator 682-885-5500 or email

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