Due to the overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting applications for the College Summer Program. Please check back in spring of 2021. Thank you for your interest.


The College Summer Volunteer Program runs from May until the end of August. It is designed for college students returning to the Bay Area for the summer and/ or graduating high school students that are attending college in the fall. Students must be 18 by May 2020 and are required to commit to 8 hours a week on a set schedule for a total of 10 weeks. The 8 hours can be split into two 4 hour days or one 8-hour day.

In addition to the standard application process, summer college students must have a High School Diploma by the application date in order to participate in the program.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete and submit a Volunteer Application.
  2. Submit (2) Reference Forms
    Each reference form must be completed by non-relatives and preferably by someone you’ve known at least 6 months.
  3. Attend a Zoom video interview. Interviews will be scheduled on an individual basis in March, after we receive your application and references.

If you are selected, you will be notified within a week of the interview.

The following items will need be required to complete:

  • Health Screening
    • Negative Tuberculin (TB) Tests: Two negative TB skin tests are required, one within the past 15 months and another within the past three months, or one current negative QuantiFERON blood test. If you have a positive TB skin test, you must have received a chest X-ray report within the past year, as well as provide documentation of the positive TB skin test result. TB tests are a two-step test. You must return within 48 -72 hours for it to be validated. You may obtain a free two-step TB test through our Children’s Employee Health Office.
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Proof of two vaccinations or positive blood titer. Children’s does not provide blood titer tests, nor does Children’s provide booster shots for prospective volunteers.
    • Chicken Pox (Varicella): Proof of two vaccinations or a blood titer. Children’s does not provide blood titer tests, nor does Children’s provide booster shots for prospective volunteers.
    • Tdap -Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis: You must provide documentation that you received this vaccination after 2005, when pertussis or whooping cough was added.
    • Flu Vaccine: Required during the flu season (Oct - May). may obtain the flu shot through your own healthcare provider or free at our Employee Health Office.
  • Orientation Quiz
  • Background Check

Once we receive and review all of your completed documents, we will contact you to discuss placement, department specific training, and start date.

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