Teen Application Process

The Teen Six-Month Volunteer Program will re-open for a brief period on Wednesday, September 19th at 8:00 A.M., and will remain open until capacity is reached. A teen six-month application will be posted at that time, and will be accepted first-come, first-serve, based on location preference and schedule availability.
When applying, please carefully read all teen volunteer application instructions as space is extremely limited at this time, and note the following regarding open teen volunteer opportunities throughout Nicklaus Children’s Health System: 

  • The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Main Campus has very few openings at this time, however outpatient centers (Urgent Care and Rehab Centers) have additional availability. These outpatient centers include:
  • There are currently no weekend or patient-care placement openings at Nicklaus Children’s Main Campus. Available weekday afternoon opportunities include:
  • Administrative project volunteer positions are also available through 5:00 P.M. at the Nicklaus Children’s Health System Corporate Headquarters at 5301 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami.

Teen Application Process

When the Teen Program is open, completed applications with parental consent and all required documents specified below must be emailed in PDF format, in one email, to volunteer.resources@nicklaushealth.org. An acknowledgement email will be sent once all documents are received. If an acknowledgement email is not received within 48 hours, applicants must 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 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, the above date does not guarantee acceptance. Qualified applications are received on a first-come basis until we reach capacity.

Time Commitment

Teen Summer Commitment: (Professional Staff Support, Administrative and Limited Patient Area)
  • Volunteer two times a week in three-hour shifts
  • One week off allowed during the full summer commitment period
  • Begins the week after school ends, through the last week before school begins
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 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 ID has been returned.


Applicants will be interviewed after attending a volunteer orientation. The purpose of the interview is to help the applicant and the Volunteer Recourses staff to become acquainted. Acceptance into the program is decided at that time, as well as determine a volunteer assignment and schedule. Volunteer assignments and placements 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.


Tuberculosis (TB) Test Requirement

Summer teen 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.

Summer Orientation & Training

Orientation attendance is required and provided by the Volunteer Resources Department. An orientation notice invitation with an RSVP response required will be sent, after applications have been received and accepted. The Volunteer Orientation presentation takes approximately three hours. Additional training may be required.

Further details on the volunteer program, policies and rules will be provided at the Volunteer Orientation.

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