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JV Teen Leadership Program

Teen Volunteer Application Process

The Junior Volunteer program application is open from October 1, 2023 to January 8, 2024.

Medical Center Health System is not required to find placement to any person(s) as a volunteer.

Definition: Volunteer – A person who willingly gives of his/her time and talents to Medical Center Hospital. Volunteers are not monetarily compensated by Medical Center Hospital. A volunteer must be 14 years of age or older.

For more information, contact Adina Crain at or (432) 640-2249.

Thank you for your interest in the MCHS Junior Volunteer Teen Leadership Program!

Volunteer Services Department of Medical Center Health System encourages the community to “Get lnvolved…Get Excited…Make a Difference”.

As one of the volunteer teams at MCH, the Junior Volunteer Teen Leadership Program or JVTLP is a year round program that provides teens many opportunities to experience the world of healthcare in a professional environment. Teen volunteers and their parents along with Medical Center Health System and the Medical Center Health System Auxiliary are proud sponsors of the JVTLP and are critical to the overall success of the program.

Supporting and advocating for teens is more than a program. It is a commitment to helping young adults know who they are, what they want to learn, and how they want to be valued as well as inviting them to the decision making table alongside adults. Our patients’ lives are deepened through the energy and compassion of our teen volunteers.

JVTLP’s primary purpose is to provide teens from 14 – 17 years of age or graduating senior a firsthand opportunity to acquire life time leadership skill sets and to expose them to healthcare careers. Employees, physicians and volunteers from every department play a key role in the program.

Leadership opportunities are based upon the needs, requests of our health system and the shared experiences and feedback of the teens in the program. Another leadership component to JVTLP is the election of JVTLP officers by their own peers and they assist with leadership, advisory and vision of the Junior Volunteer Teen Leadership Program of Medical Center Hospital.

JVTLP Officers facilitate and present JV weekly meetings at JV Debriefings and they also coordinate other teen led events and programs during the summer. MCHS Volunteer Services Department determines the program calendar of events and special functions in which JV’s may acquire additional hours.


      The Junior Volunteers were organized in April of 1958 and were previously known as the Candy Stripers program. The first sponsor for the Candy Stripers was Mrs. Guy Neas. Louise Hutson became the Junior Volunteer Sponsor in 1960.


      The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has accredited Medical Center Hospital. The hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Texas Hospital Association, licensed by the Texas Department of Health, certified by the Department of Health and Human Services and in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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