Student Volunteer Programs


We are temporarily suspending our volunteer activities. We will not be accepting volunteer applications at this time but we hope to resume regular services soon. Thank you for your patience.


The student volunteer programs at JPS Health Network give students an opportunity to experience the wonderful and vast world of healthcare by volunteering in various non-clinical service areas within the network. Eligibility is determined by age, program, and availability.



  • Experience in the healthcare industry
  • Working alongside professional staff, both clinical and non-clinical
  • Professional and bedside manner skills building
  • Networking opportunities with other volunteers and professional staff
  • Community service hours
  • Letter of reference from the JPS Volunteer Services department
  • And much more (revealed at orientation!)

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  • Volunteer opportunities are available year-round seven days a week (mornings, afternoons and evenings), seasonally in the Spring and Fall semesters, Summer and Winter breaks and on holidays.
  • Placements are scheduled according to staff requests and availability.
  • Credit earned through this program only counts toward service and does not fulfill any academic requirement.
  • Applications are open year round.
  • The program is designed to provide college students the flexibility to volunteer around their school schedules.

To participate in the program, volunteers must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be attending college or university
  • complete the application process, including an interview and orientation
  • show proof of influenza vaccination and complete a tuberculosis screening at JPS
  • adhere to the Volunteer Code of Ethics
  • wear the proper volunteer uniform: a navy polo shirt, a volunteer vest or volunteer apron
  • complete a minimum of 50 hours of service annually
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
  • Oncology/Center for Cancer Care
  • Patient visitors
  • Unit support
  • Quality and safety
  • Research and data collection
  • Clinics
    • Dental
    • Community Health
    • Specialty
  • And many more!

College Student Volunteer Application

Volunteer Reference Letter (must provide two)

Please email your completed application to: or mail to: JPS Volunteer Services
       1500 S. Main Street
       Fort Worth, TX 76104


Summer Teen Program (15-16 years old)

Applications accepted until full.

First mini-mester: June 9 - July 2 (full)

Second mini-mester: July 14 - August 6 (full)


Senior Teen Program (17 years old or 12th grade)

  • Unlike Summer Teens, Senior Teens may volunteer year round.
  • Senior Teens get the flexibility to volunteer around their school schedules, on the weekends and during holiday breaks.
  • Some service opportunities may be completed in pairs or with friends.
  • To complete the program, volunteers must commit to complete a total of 50 hours of service annually.
  • If you are 18 years or older, please contact or 817-702-1590 for an Adult Volunteer Application.

To participate in the program, volunteers must:

  • be in high school (15-16 year-olds)
  • complete the volunteer application and provide two references
  • complete a tuberculosis screening
  • adhere to the Volunteer Code of Ethics
  • wear the proper volunteer uniform:
    • Summer Teens and Teen Captains: a navy polo shirt, slacks and closed-toed shoes. Shirts may be purchased for $15 cash or check at orientation. No jeans, leggings, yoga pants or shorts.
    • Senior Teens: a polo, a volunteer vest or a volunteer apron.

Departments and tasks are not definitive and are subject to change.


Ancillary Services

  • Departments: Pharmacy, Infection Control, Invasive Lab
  • Tasks: transporting patients, escorting family members, stocking supplies, labeling


  • Departments: Academic Affairs, Medical Records
  • Tasks: filing and organizing, answering phones, making copies, data entry

Charitable Support Services

  • Departments: Volunteer Services, JPS Foundation
  • Tasks: organizing donations, doing the inventory, assembling donation kits for patients

Patient Care & Support

  • Departments: Patient Visitor, Unit Support, Clinic Support
  • Tasks: answering phones and call lights, assisting with patient requests, transporting patients

Customer Service

  • Departments: Guest Services, Popcorn, Registration
  • Tasks: greeting visitors, providing navigation, working at the popcorn stand

Textile Services

  • Departments: Warehouse, Laundry, Plant Operations
  • Tasks: operating machinery, picking up and sorting linens, tearing down boxes

The traditional JPS teen volunteer opportunities are temporarily suspended. The 2021 teen program will be a virtual "learn and serve" program. Contact Volunteer Services 817-702-1590 or for more information.


New Summer Teen Applicants

  • New Summer Teen Application
  • Volunteer Reference Letter (must provide two)


Returning Summer Teen Applicants

  • Returning Summer Teen Application
  • Please note: returning Summer Teens are not required to provide references


Senior Teen Applicants


Please email your completed application to:
Or mail to: JPS Volunteer Services
                         1500 S. Main Street
                         Fort Worth, TX 76104