Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus in Katy, Texas is greater Houston's first suburban hospital designed exclusively for children. Pediatric patients receive trusted, expert care coupled with a convenient and accessible location for area families.
Adult Volunteer Program
Volunteers augment the mission of Texas Children's in their support of patients and families.
Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and make a commitment to volunteer once a week for a minimum of 3 consecutive hours to accrue 78 hours (6 months). Prospective volunteers are strongly encouraged to consider the time commitment, consistency, and dedication necessary to make the volunteer experience beneficial to both you as a volunteer and to the patients, families and Hospital staff we serve.
Volunteers support patients, families and staff through various volunteer assignments available from 6:00 am through 11:30 pm Monday to Friday and 10:00 am through 11:30 pm Saturday to Sunday.
Complete our online volunteer application. Once your application has been processed, you will be contacted regarding the next steps of the application process.
Summer College Volunteer Program 2020
The Summer College Volunteer Program (SCVP) is an opportunity for full time college and graduate students to volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus during the summer months. SCVP volunteers will help Texas Children’s elevate the level of care we provide by supporting patients and families through a variety of volunteer assignments.
Although the program does not offer opportunities with clinical exposure or medical professional shadowing, SCVP volunteers will have the ability to assist in various assignments consisting in patient interaction and experience the hospital setting.
SCVP volunteers are able to select a schedule that is convenient and works with other obligations such as employment, vacation, and summer courses, but is designed for individuals who have quite a bit of free time over the summer. Volunteer opportunities will be available weekdays, evenings and weekends.
- May 11, 2020 – August 14, 2020
- Be a full time university student who completed at least one full year of university studies. College students and graduate students of all levels are welcome to apply.
- Complete a minimum of 100 hours over the course of the summer, this will include completing at least 10 volunteering hours a week (shifts will consist of two- three hour shifts).
- Participate in an interview.
- Provide proof of a 2020 TB Skin Test.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Participate minimum of 8 weeks.
- Dependability, commitment and dedication are required.
- Process will take place during Spring Break March 9-13, 2020.
Complete our online volunteer application. Once your application has been processed, you will be contacted regarding the next steps.
Junior Volunteer Program
Texas Children's Hospital Junior Volunteer Program is a great opportunity for high school students at least 15 years of age, to gain experience providing customer service and support to patients and their families in a Hospital setting. While we do not offer opportunities for clinical exposure and/or shadowing Hospital staff, Junior Volunteers will learn about the healthcare environment through certain assignments.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Junior Program.
Please check this website in January 2021 for more information about volunteer opportunities for high school students.
Donation or Group Visits
Please visit our website Group Visit or Donations and review the West Campus information.
If you have additional questions about the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Volunteer Program, please contact us.
Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus
Volunteer Services Department
18200 Katy Freeway; Suite WA.0270.10
Houston, TX 77094