Student Volunteer Opportunities

Student volunteers are utilized in various ways which align with their interests, knowledge and abilities. Volunteers are a vital part of our community, working toward fulfilling Bethany Children’s Health Center’s mission of maximizing the potential of patients with complex medical needs and disabilities. Our volunteers provide valuable services which contribute to the care, comfort and companionship needs of patients and families.

Bethany Children’s Health Center will provide all necessary training to all accepted volunteers to have a successful, meaningful and impactful experience. No medical experience or knowledge is required to be a part of our program!

For more information and to apply, please click below!

“Bethany Children’s Health Center has taught me what it looks like to truly love your job, and what it looks like to take care of a child’s every need. I have learned that the Hospital is not like any ordinary hospital; the staff fully loves and takes care of every individual child and help the families as best they can.”

Rachel, VOLUME Class III

The VOLUME Summer Program

The VOLUME Summer Program at Bethany Children’s Health Center is a service-based, hands-on learning experience for high school students hoping to pursue careers in healthcare, medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, child life, social work, and so on. Participants have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the hospital’s pediatric patients at bedside and in special education classrooms. VOLUME also includes skill, character and team-building activities, educational presentations and job shadowing opportunities. All sessions will be held at Bethany Children’s Health Center. Space for the VOLUME Summer Program is limited!

  • 2022 VOLUME Summer Program

    Bethany Children’s Health Center is currently accepting new applications for the 2022 VOLUME Summer Program! The 2022 session has been created to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and safety for our high-risk patient population.

    Space is extremely limited!

    To apply for this year’s VOLUME program, please click the link below to create your account and submit your application.

  • VOLUME Summer Program Requirements

    • Applicants must be enrolled in 11th or  12th  grade during the 2022-2023 school year.
    • Commit to attending all days within their scheduled session.
    • Attendance is expected and only two absences are allowed.
    • Thoroughly read and complete all necessary requirements for their application.
    • Include one online recommendation with the application.  The recommendation should be from someone who will quickly communicate with Bethany Children’s Health Center and speak to the applicant’s character, work ethic and ability to show compassion to others. Applications will not be considered complete until the recommendation is submitted.
      • Appropriate recommenders include teachers, coaches, academic counselors, small group leaders, pastors, or those who have supervised the applicant in an employment, volunteer or leadership role.
      • Inappropriate recommenders include family members, boyfriends/girlfriends or friends.

“Bethany Children’s Health Center is such a sweet, joyful place and the VOLUME Summer Program is an incredibly eye-opening experience. The Hospital isn’t just a place where sick kids go…it’s a place where sick kids are given new opportunities, grow stronger, and ultimately learn to overcome their challenges! It is a place full of joy, laughter and LIFE!”

Avery, VOLUME Class V

Bethany Children’s Teen Leadership Board

High school students who have successfully completed the VOLUME Summer Program are eligible to serve on Bethany Children’s Teen Leadership Board. Designed to further connect members to the mission, vision and purpose of the hospital, board members identify and meet the needs of patients through service projects and group activities.

Meetings are held once per month, from September through April.