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patient girl visits with therapy dog in pediatric hospital room

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. 

Who to contact for more information about our VolunTEEN Program:

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

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:

  • Talking with doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists and medical specialists about their experiences in healthcare.
  • Exploring career opportunities in child life, the Children’s Foundation, rehabilitation and many other unique fields to find what interests you.
  • Learning about what topics you are interested in and the journey it takes to pursue the career you want.
  • Meeting other students interested in medical fields.

What dates is the Explorer Program held?

All sessions are on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sessions will rotate among the locations below. Transportation to each location is the attendee’s responsibility.

Registration opens online: August 2, 2021

2021-22 Program Dates:

  • September 14, 2021
  • October 12, 2021
  • November 16, 2021
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 22, 2022
  • March 15, 2022

How do I register for the Explorer Program?

  1. Complete the online registration. This program is limited to the first 75 students to complete registration.
  2. Students will be notified individually of their status and how to sign up for each monthly session.

Where is the Explorer Program held?

  • Egleston Hospital
  • Hughes Spalding Hospital
  • Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Children’s Support Building

Who can I contact for more information?

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

Children’s welcomes and appreciates support from our scouting community. Whether it’s donating to one of our three hospitals or participating in one of our existing programs, Scouts have the opportunity to learn more about Children’s and make a difference in the lives of others. See below for ways your troop can get involved.

  • For individual service projects (e.g., Gold/Silver/Bronze Awards and Eagle Scout Projects): Reach out to Gabbi Markle for information about project coordination and approval.
  • For troop projects and opportunities: Reach out to Gabbi Markle for information about project coordination and approval.
  • For individual opportunities: You may participate in one of our existing programs, such as Young Friends or MedKids.