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

Application for Summer 2023 will open in late January 2023

The application for the 2022 Summer Teen Volunteer Program has passed. Please check again in January 2023 to receive information about volunteering for the 2023 Summer Teen Program. If you would like to receive communication regarding our teen programs, please email Volunteer Relations Specialist Melissa Mahon.

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 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 hospitals and at the 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.

Summer volunteer program - HonorHealth

Medical Explorers Club

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now available and must be completed by June 30.


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The Medical Explorers Club is offered at HonorHealth’s Thompson Peak, Deer Valley and John C. Lincoln 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.

Teen volunteers - Medical Explorers Club
HonorHealth teen volunteers


If you have questions or would like more information about any of our teen programs, you can email Melissa Mahon, Volunteer Relations Specialist.

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