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Junior Ambassador Program for Teens

The Junior Ambassador Program offers two opportunities to high school students who qualify: the Junior Ambassador Summer Program and the Junior Ambassador After School Program.

Watch: Student Summer Program Collage

Junior Ambassadors serve others and at the same time, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy a fulfilling, meaningful and unforgettable volunteer experience. Their enthusiasm and generosity enrich the lives of the patients, visitors and caregivers of Cleveland Clinic.

People come to Cleveland Clinic because they or someone they love needs medical treatment and care. The Junior Ambassadors join the collaborative efforts of all our volunteers and employees in welcoming, assisting and caring for patients. The theme of “Patients First” guides and directs the Junior Ambassadors' various activities.




Junior Ambassadors serve others in many ways:

  • Greet and escort patients and families from all over the world
  • Deliver flowers, magazines and mail to hospitalized patients
  • Assist with wheelchair transport
  • Enter computerized data
  • Visit patients or read to them
  • Volunteer with special projects or at special events

No matter what the activity, Junior Ambassadors bring their enthusiasm, talents, and creativity to the task at hand. In doing their best, Junior Ambassadors grow in self-respect and self-esteem and they feel good about helping others.

Junior Ambassadors:

  • Meet new people
  • Develop skills
  • Experience a world-class hospital
  • Observe caring professionals
  • Make a difference
  • Receive meal vouchers
  • Park free while volunteering
  • Compete for college scholarships
  • Receive recognition awards and attend events

Junior Ambassador Summer Program Requirements

Teens interested in becoming a Summer Program Junior Ambassadors must:

  1. Be 15-18 years of age
  2. Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
  3. Fill out and submit an application before the deadline Friday, May 1st, 2015
  4. Submit a recommendation form from a high school teacher or guidance counselor to support candidacy (link provided to counselor)
  5. Attend mandatory orientation on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Following a successful interview and acceptance to the program, teens must attend orientation and other training sessions. A commitment to a regular weekly schedule and a minimum of 75 hours are required over 6 of the 8 weeks during the summer.

Summer 2015 Program takes place June 15th -- August 7th.  Registration begin January 2015. 
Please complete the interest form by following the link below.

Counselors/Teachers: Download a Junior Ambassador Summer Program Flyer for your school.

Junior Ambassador Summer Program Requirements

Teens interested in becoming an After School Program Junior Ambassadors must:

  1. Be 15-18 years of age
  2. Live or attend school within 3 miles of the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  3. Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
  4. Fill out and submit an application before the deadline Friday, September 18th, 2015
  5. Submit a recommendation form from a high school teacher or guidance counselor to support candidacy (link provided to counselor)
  6. Attend mandatory orientations on Tuesday, September 29th and Thursday, October 1st, 2015

After School 2015-2016 Program takes place October 5th -- April 29th.  Registration begin August 2015. 
Please complete the interest form by following the link below.

Counselors/Teachers: Download a Junior Ambassador After School Program Flyer for your school.

High School Senior Projects

The Volunteer Services Department is happy to assist high school seniors who seek to complete their senior projects at Cleveland Clinic. To successfully complete the project, the students must fulfill the requirements of their high school and Cleveland Clinic.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The senior must contact, on his or her own initiative, a supervisor for the project. The supervisor cannot be a relative.
  • The project as described by the high school must be approved by the Volunteer Services Department and the supervisor who will coordinate and oversee the project.
  • The project must involve at least 100 hours of volunteer service.
  • The student must be 16-17 years old to participate in research.
  • The project must be completed on the Main Campus or a Family Health Center of Cleveland Clinic.
  • The supervisor and the high school senior must complete a Cleveland Clinic Senior Project Description Form. This form is to be sent to the Volunteer Services Department for final approval and will remain in the student's file.

Summer 2015 Senior Project Inquiries begin January 2015.

Contact Volunteer Services

To find out more about our programs and opportunities or to learn how you can become a Cleveland Clinic Junior Ambassador at our Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, please submit a request below or call Kevin Phipps at 216.445.4156.

Submit a Request