There are a wide range of opportunities available for college volunteers at Princeton HealthCare System. Depending on the assignment, college volunteers are scheduled between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12 a.m., Sunday through Saturday, and serve a minimum of three hours per week. Volunteer assignments are based on organizational need, in addition to your interests, skills and availability. College volunteers enjoy many benefits, including free parking, documentation of hours, free training, special discounts and celebratory recognition events. The first step to becoming a college volunteer is to make sure our program is right for you and that you are able to make the commitment.
Who Should Apply
- Undergraduate students who are interested in medicine, nursing or any allied health profession.
- Any undergraduate student interested in giving back to the community while pursuing their education.
Who Should Not Apply
- 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 the orientation/training.
- Students looking to meet school requirements for less than 100 hours.
- Students looking to only obtain a letter of recommendation.
- Anyone who has already completed their undergraduate studies. These individuals should apply as adult volunteers.
If you have decided that the program is right for you and you are able to make the commitment, we invite you to apply. Instructions regarding the application process are listed below.
Steps to apply:
To ensure that college students are able to get the most out of their volunteer experience, we require that applications be submitted based on the timelines below.
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.
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 free tuberculosis screening administered by our Occupational Health Department or another provider. Please note that documentation of a flu vaccination is also mandatory if you will be volunteering anytime between October and May. Flu vaccines are provided free of charge to volunteers who will provide at least 100 hours.
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.
Complete a criminal history and reference background check, provided free of charge.
Participate in assignment specific training with your department supervisor and/or other volunteers.
Not sure if you have the time to volunteer? Consider joining Community Connection. Click here to find out how to get involved!
Once again, thank you for your interest in our program! Please contact us at 609.853.6010 with any questions.