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CHKD Junior Volunteers at Career Fair

Junior Volunteers

(757) 668-7195

CHKD continues its commitment to keep patients, families, and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Junior Volunteer Summer Program. To all our past and future service volunteers, thank you for supporting our efforts. Please reapply on, or after, March 1, 2021 to join our next summer program. We hope you and your families remain safe during these challenging times.

Junior Volunteer Opportunities 

Each year, teenagers who turn 15 on or before June 1 and are still in high school can apply to participate in our Summer Junior Volunteer Program. Returning junior volunteers receive their application information in February, and forms for new applicants are available annually on March 1.

The program is divided into multiple sessions, each lasting 2-3 weeks. Volunteers should request a session that does not conflict with other summer plans such as camps and vacations. Volunteers report to their volunteer assignment on weekdays, Monday - Thursday only (during each summer) and can choose a morning shift (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) or an afternoon shift (1 – 4 p.m.). Please note: Our program does offer roles that involve patient contact; however, a MAJORITY of the volunteer opportunities are strictly office-based.

Assignments are available at our main hospital campus in downtown Norfolk, as well as many of our satellite centers in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Chesapeake, and Suffolk. The program fills on a first come, first served basis and service areas include:

  • Patient Interactions (in playroom and at bedside)
  • Staff support in various clinics and offices
  • Gift Shop
  • Surgical Services

Junior volunteers are given the opportunity to participate in an annual career fair featuring hospital employees from a variety of departments.


All sessions operate Mon – Thurs only (no Fridays, weekends, or holidays).

  • Session 1: June 15 – July 2
  • Session 2: July 6 – July 23
  • Session 3: July 27 – August 6

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(757) 668-7195