Volunteer Program for High School (Teen) Volunteers
Please read the following information before submitting an application. We will only be accepting applications for the number of opened positions that are available.
- Must be at least 15 years of age and have completed freshman year in high school
- Complete application
- Successfully complete Volunteer Services interview
- Attend all required orientation and training
- Compliance with uniform and dress standards
- Compliance with hospital and department policies and guidelines including TB testing and flu vaccination
- One three-hour shift per week and at least 100 hours over a twelve-month period.
- Assignments and shifts will be discussed during the interview process. Volunteers should consider their other activities (sports, clubs, etc.) before making the commitment to this program.
- Volunteer Services cannot accommodate changes to the schedule or exceptions to any service requirements. Volunteers who do not meet these service requirements will not receive a certificate or verification of service.
Who Should Apply
- High school students who are 15 years of age and have completed their freshman year in high school.
- Students who are able to commit to the service requirements listed above.
- Students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, nursing or the allied health professions.
Who Should Not Apply
- Students who have not completed their freshman year of high school or who are 14 or younger.
- Students who cannot make a weekly commitment and complete the minimum service requirements of 100 hours over a 12-month period.
- Students who have other commitments that will require them to miss four or more scheduled shifts in a six-month period.
- Students who are not able to commit to orientation/training.
- Students looking to meet school requirements for less than 100 hours.
Steps to apply:
- Make sure you are able to commit to the program and have your parent/guardian's permission. Volunteers must to commit to serving 100 hours over a 12-month period of time. Only individuals who can commit will be accepted.
- Submit an on-line application. Click here to access the on-line application.
- Submit two reference forms (click on the following links to download each reference form: Reference # 1, Reference # 2). Please note: applications are not processed until both reference forms are received. It is your responsibility to make sure your reference forms are turned in to Volunteer Services.
- One to three weeks after your reference forms are received, we will contact you to schedule a face to face interview. During the interview, we will discuss your interests, previous experiences, assignment preferences, availability and next steps including orientation and training.
Volunteers who are accepted will need to:
- Have a tuberculosis screening administered by their primary care provider. Please note that documentation of a recent (this season) flu vaccination is also mandatory if you will be volunteering October 2014 to May 2015.
- Attend a three hour hospital orientation session. Topics covered during orientation include infection control, patient confidentiality/HIPAA, fire/safety, age-specific competency, customer satisfaction and cultural diversity.
- Participate in assignment specific training with your department supervisor and/or other volunteers.
Once again, thank you for your interest in our program! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Paone, Manager of Specialty Programs and Services at 609.853.6010.