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summer volunteen program

Dayton Children’s provides an opportunity for teens to experience the satisfaction of volunteering and sharing their time with others during the summer months. Our volunteen program is designed to help teens learn valuable skills that will service them for a lifetime. 

how to submit your application:

program requirements:

  • Teens must be 16 years old by June 1 of the year they are applying.
  • Applications are accepted the first week of February only.
  • Selections for interviews will be based off application review. 
  • We will not maintain a wait list.
  • Teens accepted into the Volunteen program must be able to attend the mandatory scheduled orientation session in May.
  • Teens may begin volunteering after their last day of school.
  • Teens must volunteer a minimum of three to four hours a week for nine weeks during the summer.
  • Proof of completed COVID vaccine series is required for participation.


    shadowing opportunities

    We offer a job shadowing program four times a year on set dates. This program allows junior and senior high school students and college students to sign up to shadow a clinical staff member for 5 hours in addition to learning more about careers and volunteering in healthcare. For more information on this program please contact us at 937-641-3333.

    contact us apply

    The volunteer resources department is open M-F from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. They can be reached by phone at 937-641-3333 or by email.

    email us

    Anyone interested in volunteering at Dayton Children’s must submit an application online. We look forward to reviewing your application and will be in touch shortly after it is received.

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