Teen Volunteer Program

Teen Volunteer Program 


The teen volunteer program offers high school students the opportunity to gain exposure to the medical environment while also giving back to the community.

Time Frame:

Teen volunteer opportunities are available year round. Acceptance into the volunteer program is not guaranteed due to limited openings

Who Should Apply:

  • In accordance with New Jersey Child Labor Laws, applicants must be 15 years of age.
  • Per hospital policy they must also have finished their freshman year of high school.
    • School ID is required at the time of the interview.

*There are no exceptions to our prerequisites for teenagers.*

Volunteer Requirements:

  1. Volunteers must have the availability to commit to a reoccurring schedule.
    1. Volunteers choose one day of the week to spend 3 consecutive hours in a volunteer assignment. They are expected to come to their assignment the same day and time weekly.
    2. Volunteers typically serve Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
    3. Volunteers must have the ability to accumulate a minimum of 100 service hours over the course of one year.
    4. Volunteers should be willing to be flexible with availability and specific assignment requests.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Click here to download and print the teen volunteer application.
    1. Parents must sign off on the application before submitting via USPS mail to volunteer services.
  2. Submit one of each of the following reference forms:
    1. School Reference Form
    2. Professional Reference Form
    3. Please provide a working phone number for the teen applicant. We prefer to speak with them directly.
    4. Parents must sign off on both reference forms before submitting them via USPS mail to volunteer services.
    5. Applicants are not processed until both reference forms are received and verified by Volunteer Services.
  3. Please mail the application in its entirety to:
  4.                       Volunteer Services Teen Program, UMCP
                          One Plainsboro Road
                          Plainsboro, NJ 08536

  5. Please do not drop off the application in person 
  6. Please allow one to three weeks for processing before calling the Volunteer Office to check your application status.

*Not every applicant's availability and needs can be accommodated, therefore, follow-ups are not guaranteed*

Additional Requirements:

  1. Tuberculosis screening (two-step Mantoux):
    1. All teens are responsible for obtaining the proper tests and vaccinations from their preferred healthcare provider.
    2. Princeton HealthCare System's Occupational Heath does not treat anyone under the age of 18.
  2. Flu vaccination is required for all volunteers during flu season (typically September thru May).
    1. All teens are responsible for obtaining the proper tests and vaccinations from their preferred healthcare provider.
    2. Princeton Healthcare System's Occupational Health does not treat anyone under the age of 18.
    3. Occupational Health requires documentation of the flu shot for all volunteer applicants.  Please have this documentation readily available if applying during flu season.
  3. Attendance is required at a three-hour orientation session.
    1. Orientations are held twice a month.
  4. All volunteers will be asked to complete on the job training in their assigned position.
    1. Training can take anywhere from one to two weeks.

For more information, please contact (609) 853-6010 or volunteerser@princetonhcs.org with any inquiries.