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The Junior Volunteer Program is designed to encourage youth to get involved with their community by providing volunteer services to patients and families at Children's Hospital Colorado. They support the Hospital by working in a number of departments, as well as supporting fundraising activities.
The program is designed for teenagers ages 13-18. Both full-year and summer volunteer opportunities are available. The Junior Volunteer Program provides a great opportunity for those that wish to pursue careers in the medical field.
All prospective volunteers must complete an application, interview and health screening before beginning volunteer work.
Within the Junior Volunteer Program there is a committee designed to represent the Junior Volunteers and provide leadership opportunities. The Junior Volunteer Advisory Committee promotes and recognizes excellent volunteers who have gone Above and Beyond Care with the ABC award. Throughout the year the committee organizes various activities for the hospital.
The signature project of the committee is the Craft Fair Fantastica. This one-week craft fair encourages creativity among patients and their siblings by allowing them the chance to participate in arts and crafts activities.
An additional service project this committee organizes is Cake-A-Palooza. This event occurs once a month, providing patients and their families an opportunity for relaxation and refreshment.
Q: How many hours is each Junior Volunteer required to complete?
A: Generally 3 hours per week.
Q: What will I be doing here?
A: Each volunteer is assigned to different areas, which might include doing crafts with the art cart, working with children in creative play, pushing the refreshment cart and more.
Q: When will I be notified of acceptance?
A: Applications are processed in the date order in which they are received.
Each year The Junior Volunteer Program provides two $2,500 scholarships for outstanding Junior Volunteers. These two Junior Volunteer Recognition Scholarships are awarded to excellent volunteers; one for Junior Volunteers pursuing a degree in the medical or allied health fields and one in recognition of outstanding community service and contributions to Children's Hospital Colorado.
- This page was written by Junior Volunteers