High School Student Volunteers
CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY
If you're interested in a career in healthcare, the experience of volunteering at a hospital is invaluable. As a high school student, the opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare staff is a rewarding way to learn firsthand how a large medical center operates. Note that during the summer break there is a more intensive 8-week program available.
What to Expect
You can choose either clinical (patient care) or clerical (administrative) volunteer assignments. As a student volunteer, your duties may include:
- Answering patient phone calls
- Delivering flowers and amenities
- Performing data entry and filing
- Assisting with meal trays
- Helping new patients get oriented
- Running errands for administrative staff
High school student volunteers must be 14–18 years old and enrolled in high school. You will also need to:
- Submit your application and letter of recommendation
- Attend teen and parent information session
- Attend teen volunteer orientation
- Receive initial and annual health evaluations
- Get annual flu vaccine
- Purchase volunteer jacket ($30)
- Wear the volunteer uniform
To participate in the student volunteer program, you must dedicate a certain number of hours each week for a set number of weeks. The time commitment varies, depending on whether school is in session.
During the school year, you must commit to:
- 3-hour shift every week for 26 weeks (minimum of 60 hours)
During the summer break, you must commit to:
- 3-hour shift every week for 8 weeks (minimum of 24 hours)
Roles & Responsibilities
How to Apply
Applications are accepted once a year and remain open until all volunteer positions are filled.
You must submit a letter of recommendation with your online application.
We are currently at capacity. Applications will open Feb. 1, 2020. Please return then for more information and to apply.