TEENS: The teen volunteer
program is currently at capacity. We are accepting teen applications for Summer
2014 from March 1 – April 15.
All Teen applications received before March 1
will be sent an Orientation Invitation for January or February, if we
have a Teen Orientation. This will be decided based on need. If
the Teen Program remains full we will NOT have a Teen Orientation in
January or February.
We appreciate your interest in
volunteering at Miami Children’s Hospital.
We are excited and want to thank you for your interest in wanting to volunteer at Miami Children's Hospital. The Community and Volunteer Resources Department orients, interviews, trains and places all qualified who want to volunteer. We enthusiastically welcome individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and, in most cases, at least 16 years of age to work directly with the young patients. Applicants must have good general health, be able to communicate well in English (knowledge of a second language is a plus!), and be willing to purchase a volunteer uniform.
COMMITMENT & REQUIREMENTS
All volunteers agree to a minimum commitment agreement in their assigned areas under one of the following: (Please Check One)
- 6 month consistently (Non-Patient Care Area and Patient Area; Note: Patient Care Areas not available to all teens)
Volunteer weekly in a three hour shift
(2) Absences allowed in a 3 month period of time
- Summer Commitment (Non-Patient& Limited Patient Area)
Volunteer (2) times a week in a three hour shift
(2) Absences allowed during the full summer commitment period.
Begins the week after school ends, thru the last week before school begins
Verification of Hours:
Volunteer hours will be verified and signed off once the minimum commitment has been met.
Orientations & Training:
Orientation attendance is required and provided by the Community and Volunteer Resources Department. You will be sent an Orientation notice invitation after your application has been received. The Volunteer Orientation takes approximately two hours. Additional Workshops are required for anyone wishing to volunteer in Patient Areas and the Child Care Center. The Patient Care Workshops usually last about 3 hours. All other departments train on the job.
After attending a Volunteer Orientation you will be scheduled to have an interview. The purpose of the interview is to help us become acquainted and determine your volunteer placement and schedule.
All volunteers wear a Volunteer Uniform and Volunteer ID.
All Adult & College Student Volunteer and Teenage Volunteer applications can be found on the links below, with specific instructions on the application process. College Students and teens must submit application first week in May to be eligible to attend Orientation in April and May for the Summer Program.
Further details will be provided at the volunteer Orientation.
PROSPECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL TEENS-APPLICATION PROCESS:
The Volunteer Department runs a year long program for volunteers. Orientations for prospective new volunteers are held on a need basis. Therefore, we open the program periodically to accept new volunteers. Teen Orientations and volunteer service placements are determined by program capacity of 200 teen volunteers. Once volunteers begin, we understand commitments change at certain times of the year. At these times, we will accommodate schedules based on availability.
Teen Volunteers must submit their applications
along with the following:
- Documentation of Measles, Rubella (MMR) & Chicken Pox
- Most recent report cards (All academic grades must be C or better and Conduct Grades must be B or better to be eligible for the program)
- Copy of birth certificates or proof of age (14 years of age minimum requirement)
We accept applications and documentations through:
- Mid-August to be eligible to attend Orientation in August or September.
- Mid-November to be eligible to attend Orientation in December or January.
- Mid-April to be eligible to attend Orientation in April or May for the Summer Program.
Applications are found below. Once completed, please scan & e mail application to email@example.com.
You can also US Post Mail your application or bring to:
Miami Children's Hospital
Community & Volunteer Resources Department
3100 S.W. 62 Ave
Miami, FL 33155
After your application has been received, you will be e mailed or US Post mailed a Volunteer Orientation Notice Invitation.