HonorHealth teen volunteer opportunities

HonorHealth’s teen programs provide high school students with valuable opportunities to engage with their local community while gaining an understanding of the healthcare industry.

Volunteers work directly with patients, families, guests and staff. HonorHealth is seeking teens who are kind, mature, and able to provide excellent customer service. Prior to applying, teens are asked to carefully consider the required time commitment. Neither program includes job shadowing or internship opportunities.

Summer Teen Volunteer Program

We are no longer accepting applications for our Summer 2021 program. Applications for the 2022 Summer Teen Volunteer program will be available in January 2022. If you would like to receive communication regarding our teen programs, please email Volunteer Relations Coordinator Kristen Bagley.

HonorHealth will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and reserves the right to delay or cancel the program if necessary.

The Summer Teen Volunteer program is for those who will be a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school. Teens in our program fill various volunteer roles that focus on providing our patients and their families with an extra layer of care and comfort while at HonorHealth.

The 2022 program is an eight-week session that runs in June and July. The program requires a commitment of two four-hour shifts of service each week with a minimum of six weeks participation.  Volunteer shifts are available Monday – Friday between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Our teen volunteers hold various roles in our hospital and at Desert Mission Food Bank. In all roles, teens will interact with HonorHealth staff, patients and their families, improve communication skills and build confidence while giving back to the community.

In addition to volunteering, participants can take part in the Meet. Explore.Discover.Series (M.E.D. Series) which provides health care related education and career exploration for our teens.  Our M.E.D. Series is a robust program focused on career exploration through conversation with doctors, researchers, clinical staff and tours of facilities. 

See the Summer Teen Volunteer Program FAQs (PDF).

Application process

Complete the online application

You’ll receive a confirmation email with information on additional items needed to complete the application.

The following supplemental items are required in addition to the online application.

  • Respond to the following prompts. Limit responses to a single page.
    • Why are you interested in Teen Volunteer Summer Program at HonorHealth?
    • What aspect of being a teen volunteer is most appealing to you and why?
  • A copy of your unofficial high school transcript.
  • Submit recommendation form completed by someone outside your immediate family. Consider someone who can speak to your work ethic and/or character.
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript from school.
  • A copy of your immunization record showing proof of immunization to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and varicella (chicken pox). 
  • Send all required documents to Volunteer Relations Coordinator Kristen Bagley by the application deadline of Monday, March 29, 2021, at 5 p.m. All documents should be sent in PDF or Word format (no links to documents). 

This is a competitive application process as there are limited positions available. View FAQs to learn more about the Summer Teen Volunteer Program.

Medical Explorers Club

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year will be available in June 2021.

The Medical Explorers Club is offered at HonorHealth’s Thompson Peak and Deer Valley medical centers. The club exposes students interested in a career in healthcare to various hands-on events, learning opportunities, and the chance to interact with healthcare professionals. Meetings are held once a month and teens must be in high school, grades 9-12 to participate.

Each meeting is built upon club members interests and involves:

  • Speaking with physicians and other medical professionals about medical education and career paths
  • Visiting departments within the hospital
  • Hands-on learning activities

In past sessions students have been able to:

  • See live trauma simulations at HonorHealth’s Military Partnership Simulation Center
  • Learn how to prepare for surgery with HonorHealth physicians
  • Get advice on how to get ready for medical school

For new applicants, there is a non-refundable club due of $55 per year. For renewal applicants, there is a non-refundable club due of $45 per year. Limited space is available at each campus.

Learn more about the Medical Explorers Club


If you have questions or would like more information about any of our teen programs, you can email or call 480-587-5097 Kristen Bagley, volunteer relations specialist.