Note: We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2015. Visit our website in December 2015 for details of the 2016 Young Volunteer Summer Program.

Mayo Clinic's Young Volunteer Summer Program provides high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 with opportunities to volunteer in both a clinic and hospital setting. The program runs from the beginning of June through the end of July.

Student volunteers must be available to volunteer during regular business hours (Monday through Friday) and will be allotted one weekly four-hour shift. Additional shifts may be added as space allows and at the discretion of the volunteer coordinator. Volunteers may not serve more than 12 hours a week.

Student volunteers may request a letter of reference upon completion of 100 hours of service.

The purpose of the Young Volunteer Summer Program is to provide service to Mayo Clinic employees and ultimately to Mayo Clinic patients. Other than the educational activities organized by Volunteer Services, participants in the Young Volunteer Summer Program are not permitted to engage in shadowing or observing of Mayo Clinic staff.