Summer Youth Academy

The Summer Youth Academy at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is available for students 16 and 17 years old.  The Academy runs from June 22 through July 31 with participants working an average of two 4-hour shifts a week.  While participating in the program, students are placed in a variety of departments within the hospital to assist staff.

If you would like to apply for the program, please complete the volunteer Summer Youth Application and Essay 2020.

Steps to apply for our Summer Youth Academy

  1. Complete application
  2. Complete essay
  3. Send application and essay to: Volunteer Services Manager, Lillian Nelson at

Deadline: April 1 at Noon

Selected applicants will be invited to participate in an interview process. Finalists will be selected from that group. We look forward to receiving your application!  If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Services at (916) 453.2087.

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Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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