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► How Can I Help?Volunteer & Community ServiceApplicant: Teen

Teen Applicant

Commitment & Requirements

Application Process: 
  1. Summer Commitment 2017:  We will post and accept applications on March 21, 2017.
  2. Academic Year Commitment 2017-2018: We will post and accept applications on August 1-3, 2017. 

During these dates, you will need to email completed application with parental consent and all required documents specified below in PDF format, in one email, to After your application is received, an acknowledgment email will be sent to you. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, you must follow up with a phone call to 786-624-4431.

Must submit applications along with the following:

  1. Documentation of immunization records for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  2. Most recent report card (all academic grades must be C or better 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)
We WILL NOT accept your application if:
  • incomplete
  • missing required documentation
  • not in PDF format
  • received outside the dates specified above
  • we reach capacity
  • documents are sent in multiple emails
NOTE: Due to the high level of applications we receive, the above dates do not guarantee acceptance. Qualified applications are received on a first-come basis until we reach capacity.
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
Full Academic Year 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
  • Begins in September through the end of the school year in May/June
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.
Orientation & Training: Orientation attendance is required and provided by the Volunteer Resources Department. You will be sent an Orientation notice invitation with an RSVP response required, after your application has been received and accepted. The Volunteer Orientation presentation takes approximately three hours. Additional training may be required.
Interview: After attending a Volunteer Orientation you will be scheduled to have an interview. The purpose of the interview is to help us and you become acquainted and decide if you will be accepted to join our volunteer program, as well as determine volunteer placement 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. If accepted into the program, you must purchase a uniform immediately following the interview.
Further details on the volunteer program, policies and rules will be provided at the Volunteer Orientation.

Applications & Forms

Please email your completed application to:

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

Download the Volunteer Handbook PDF

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