VolunTeen Program

The VolunTEEN program is for high school students ages 15 to 18 who are looking for a rewarding way to spend a portion of their summer. VolunTEENs will spend their days bringing smiles and laughter to the halls of the hospital. From the front desks to the patient units, VolunTEENs will craft, play games and most importantly leave a lasting impression on our patients and families.

The program spans eight weeks during June and July. Interested teens must be able to commit to volunteer at least one day a week for five hours, missing no more than two days of the summer commitment.

You must be 15 by June 1 to be eligible for this program.

Important dates

Thank you for your interest in our VolunTEEN program. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are actively assessing the 2021 program. Please check back in January 2021 for updated information.

Who to contact for more information

Where to send your documents

Children's at Egleston
Attn: Volunteer Services
1405 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Children's at Hughes Spalding
Attn: Volunteer Services
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Children's at Scottish Rite
Attn: Volunteer Services
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

3. Attend an interview: If you meet all of the requirements and are selected as a candidate, you will be contacted by email to schedule an in-person interview.

Explorer Program

The Explorer Program is an educational program for currently enrolled high school students interested in the exciting world of healthcare careers. This is an educational program, there is no patient interaction. For high school students interested in direct volunteer work, see the VolunTEEN Program. 

Potential opportunities include:

  • Talk with doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists and medical specialists about their experiences in healthcare
  • Explore career opportunities in Child Life, the Children's Foundation, Rehabilitation and many other unique fields to find what interests you
  • Learn about what topics you are interested in and the journey it takes to pursue the career you want 
  • Meet other students interested in medical fields

Important dates

  • Registration opens online: Aug. 3, 2020

Program dates:

  • Sept. 15, 2020
  • Oct. 13, 2020
  • Nov. 17, 2020
  • Jan. 19, 2021
  • Feb. 23, 2021
  • March 16, 2021

Please note this program will now be completely virtual. Each session will take place over the Webex platform.

How to Register for Explorers

Registration for the 2020-2021 program is now closed. The program is limited to the first 75 students to register. All registrants will be notified of their status and given next steps.

For more information about the Explorer Program, contact Gabbi Markle.