You Can Make a Difference

If you are a high school student who lives or attends school in Pinellas County and are between the ages of 14-18, you may become an Empath Health teen volunteer. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people of all ages and walks of life.

Teen Volunteer Program

Brighten the day of patients with Cheer Team visits; help patients record their life stories through the Lifetime Legacies program; throw a birthday, anniversary or anytime party for patients as a Party Pal; help at one of our Resale Shoppes; share your organizational and computer skills in one of our administrative offices; assist with our special events; do activities with seniors; bake cookies for patients; make blankets or crafts for patient visits.

To learn more about the Teen Volunteer Program, please call:

  • North Pinellas County, Kathi Wendt (727) 771-4433
  • Mid Pinellas County, Jill Anne Fowler (727) 523-3431
  • South Pinellas County, Marissa Terrana (727) 564-5920

Before registering for volunteer training, teens are required to contact the teen volunteer coordinator nearest to their home and/or school to set up an interview. Once you call, your regional teen volunteer coordinator will fill you in on all the steps you need to take to become a teen volunteer.

Cheer Team

Brighten the days of patients and families. Visit, share stories, deliver crafts, sing carols or other uplifting activities.

Lifetime Legacies

Capture the life stories of patients. Assist with interviewing, recording, editing or creating DVD keepsakes for families.

Party Pals

Celebrate special occasions with patients and families. Plan, set up or join parties for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or other events.

Thoughtful Gestures

Help around the homes of patients and families. Assist with yard work, computer support, music requests, pet care and other household projects.

Office Assistance

Provide administrative support to teams and departments. Help with computer work, scanning records, answering phones, welcoming guests or other special projects.

Patient Support

Make comfort items for patients. Bake cookies, create blankets, crafts or comfort bears or assist with other activities.

Pediatric Program

Support pediatric patients, siblings and families. Provide tutoring, companionship and other assistance.

Empath Health offers teen volunteer opportunities throughout Pinellas County. Volunteer in your community, receive community service hours and make a difference. Opportunities are available throughout our integrated network of care.