The Volunteen program is for teenagers, 14 through 18 years old, who enjoy helping others and want to learn more about health care and volunteerism. Applicants must be in good academic standing, capable of maintaining confidentiality, reliable, responsible and trustworthy.
Volunteens can be found volunteering in many departments throughout the Health System. Volunteering is a great way for students to explore healthcare careers as well as earn the volunteer hours required for many college and scholarship applications.
Graduating high school seniors who have served at least 20 hours of volunteer service through the Volunteen program and who are going on to pursue careers in healthcare may apply for one of the Auxiliary scholarships offered at both campuses.
Volunteen Program Requirements
- Complete Volunteen Application
- Be 14 to 18 years old and enrolled in school
- Be able to commit to at least 40 service hours per year
- Attend one or more interviews
- Have parental consent
- Provide one letter of recommendation
- Pass a background check
- Attend volunteer orientation
- Complete a TB test or provide documentation of TB test within last 3 months
In order to volunteer during the school year, Volunteens are required to first volunteer during the summer session after which they can elect to continue volunteering during the school year.
To apply for the upcoming summer session: Download the Volunteen Program Application, complete the application, drop off or mail it to the Volunteer Services Department at the Brunswick or Camden campus by April 1. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Space is limited to 50 students at each campus. We will contact applicants during March to schedule appointments for applicants to meet with us.
All Volunteens are required to attend orientation leading up to the summer session each year. These orientations generally take place during the first two weeks of June.
For the summer session, Volunteen applications must be received by April 1.