Mr.Early and Volunteers

Summer Youth Volunteer Programs


Please check back with us in February 2019 for next summer's details.


Junior Volunteer Program (15-16 years old)

Junior Volunteers are welcomed at John Peter Smith Health Network. We hope this opportunity enlightens you to the wonderful world of health care through the eyes of a volunteer. We look forward to helping you have a fun and educational volunteer experience at JPS!

Our junior program is a 6 week program. Program runs from June 12th – July 19th (closed July 4th). The days of service are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. You will volunteer with other junior volunteers during your shifts. Please read all details below prior to applying as a junior volunteer. Thank you.


Summer Captain Program (17 years old)

Are you a returning junior volunteer? Have you completed your junior year of high school? Are you looking to gain more leadership experience? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you! We will select 6 captains to lead our junior volunteers this summer. You will assist juniors in getting to their placements, oversee group projects, help plan end of year party, get additional leadership training, and more!

Additional Requirements:

  • Must serve as a captain one day 9a-4p per week
  • Must attend captain orientation and two junior volunteer orientation
  • Must be a returning student and entering senior year of high school
  • Must abide by the other requirements required in the junior volunteer program




Important Dates


Monday, March 5th Application Deadline
(placements are limited, apply ASAP)
Wednesday, March 14 Volunteer interviews held
Saturday, March 17 Volunteer interviews held
Saturday, April 14 Captains Orientation
Saturday, April 21 Junior Volunteer Orientation & Tour
Saturday, June 2 Junior Volunteer Orientation & Tour
Tuesday, June 12th Volunteer service begins!
Thursday, July 19th Last day of the summer volunteer program


  • Junior volunteers must attend one of the volunteer orientations in order to serve.
  • Captains must attend captain orientation plus junior volunteer orientations in order to serve.




There are two volunteer shifts each day. Volunteer’s shifts are 4 hours to include lunch.

Shift one – 9:00am – 1:00pm
Shift two – 12:00pm – 4:00pm


Click here to review summer youth volunteer opportunities for 2018

Click here to see all youth volunteer requirements and request applications