The VOLUME Summer Program is a seven-week program for teens hoping to pursue careers in medicine, nursing, rehabilitative therapies, special education, child life or social work.  VOLUME provides hands-on learning experiences as well as the opportunity to work directly with the Hospital’s pediatric patients.   The VOLUME Summer Program will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., beginning June 5 and ending July 19.  Attendance is expected and no more than three absences are allowed.  Attendance on June 5 is mandatory.  VOLUME will not be held on July 5.  All sessions are held at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital.  Space for the VOLUME Summer Program is limited.

“The VOLUME Summer Program was a blessing and a great opportunity for me.  I have learned to have compassion for those who are in need.  This program has helped me learn about the medical profession, special education methods and the therapies involved in rehabilitative care.  I have been humbled by this experience and am thankful to God for everything He has given me.”  – Adarsh, VOLUME Class III

“The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital has taught me what it looks like to truly love your job, and what it looks like to take care of a child’s every need.  I have learned that the Hospital is not like any ordinary hospital; the staff fully loves and takes care of every individual child and help the families as best they can.” – Rachel, VOLUME Class III

“I have learned that, no matter what, you always have the option to be happy.  When I look at the patients, I realize they enjoy almost everyday.  To see how they show positive attitudes has truly been an inspiration to me.” – Hannah, VOLUME Class II

  • VOLUME applicants must be enrolled in 10th-12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year, and:
    • Commit to attending all sessions from June 5 through July 19.  No more than three absences will be allowed.  Attendance at the first session (June 5) is mandatory.  VOLUME will not be held on July 5.
    • Complete and submit the application packet by March 23, 2018, including:
      • Application Form
      • Essay
      • Personal Recommendation Form
      • Confidential School Recommendation
      • Parent/Guardian Consent Form
      • Immunization records

Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.  No exceptions.

High school students who have successfully completed the VOLUME Summer Program are eligible to serve on the VOLUME Teen Leadership Board.  Designed to further connect members to the mission, vision and purpose of The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, board members identify and meet the needs of patients through service projects and group activities.  Meetings are held once per month, from September through April.

Click here to download the VOLUME Summer Program application.

For more information, please contact Amy Coldren, Manager of Volunteer Services, at (405) 470.2284 or

Applications may be hand-delivered to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., seven days a week.  Please use the entrance for the Donald W. Reynolds Complex, labeled as Entrance 4.