At Cook Children's, you'll find the best pediatric doctors in North Texas. Our professionals put the health and well-being of your child first and foremost.
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Cook Children's provides a complete network of care to children across the state of Texas.
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Looking for a pediatric specialty clinic? Cook Children's has more than 60 locations across North Texas, because even when your child's diagnosis is complicated, finding the right care should be simple.
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Welcome to the College Volunteer page! Volunteering during college is a wonderful opportunity for you to gain valuable experience for a future career as you provide support to young patients, their families and our staff.
“I really enjoy spending my time with kids. Being able to encourage them to color or play a game allows them to escape their situation for a bit and just have fun." – Weekend Child Life volunteer
The College Student Volunteer Program runs from September 1st- May 30th. During that time, volunteers are expected to complete a minimum of 50 service hours. At the completion of 50 hours each year, students will have the option of a one-time shadowing opportunity with a staff person in their field of interest/study at the end of the spring semester.
The number of student placements available in the program varies each year depending on how many departments sign on to participate.
"Volunteering has helped me become more grateful and aware of what life is all about. I am able to make a difference in these kids’ lives and it definitely makes me a better person. The work I do at Cook Children's is so rewarding and it is my biggest accomplishment." — Transitional/Respiratory Care Unit volunteer
Applications are accepted April 1st-May 1st. After the May 1st deadline, applications will be reviewed and individuals will be selected to interview for the program after summer. You must be a current sophomore, junior or senior in college.
College volunteer application
After an interview has been completed, the final decision process will occur. Those individuals chosen for the program will be notified via email.
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/time.
Thank you for your interest in making a difference for children!