Teen Application Process

Teen Application Process

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Nicklaus Children's Hospital! When the Teen Program is open, completed applications with parental consent and all required documents specified below must be emailed as one PDF document to volunteer.resources@nicklaushealth.org. An acknowledgement email will be sent once all documents are received. If an acknowledgement email is not received after 48 hours, please contact the Volunteer Resources office at 786-624-4431 to inquire. 

Required documents to be submitted with application:

  1. Immunization records for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  2. Most recent report card (all academic and conduct grades must be a B or better to be eligible for the program)
  3. Copy of birth certificate or proof of age (14 years of age minimum requirement)

Applications WILL NOT be accepted if:

  • incomplete
  • missing required documentation
  • not in PDF format
  • received outside the date specified above
  • we reach capacity
  • documents are sent in multiple emails
NOTE: Due to the high level of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee acceptance. Qualified applications are received on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached.

Time Commitment

Six-Month and 80-Hour Commitment: (Professional Staff Support, Administrative, and Limited Patient Area)
  • Volunteer weekly in a three hour shift
  • Two absences allowed in a three-month period of time
  • Once the program opens, applications can be received at any time of the year for limited placement opportunities

Verification of Hours

Volunteer hours will be verified and signed off once the minimum commitment stated above has been met and the ID has been returned.


Applicants will be interviewed after completing the online volunteer orientation. The purpose of the interview is to help the applicant and the Volunteer Resources staff to become acquainted. Acceptance into the program is decided at that time, as well as the volunteer assignment and schedule. Volunteer assignments and schedules are not guaranteed and are based on availability and the outcome of the interview. Once the schedule is determined at the interview, it cannot be changed. Accepted applicants are required to purchase a uniform immediately following the interview, which includes an NCHS Volunteer polo shirt for $32.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test Requirement

Volunteers will be responsible to get a TB test within seven days following the interview. A TB test can be obtained at a Minute Clinic or with a physician. Volunteers that do not comply will not be processed for the program.

Orientation & Training

An online orientation will be required, which will provide further details on the volunteer program, policies, and rules. Additional assignment-specific training may be required.

Applications & Forms

Please email your completed application to: volunteer.resources@nicklaushealth.org

To learn more about volunteering opportunities at Nicklaus Children's Hospital you may also call 305-662-8225.

Volunteer Handbook

Download the Volunteer Handbook PDF