Teen Volunteer Program
Volunteering is a great way for students to explore health care careers
as well as earn the volunteer hours required for many college and scholarship
applications. In light of the national and state public health emergency
COVID-19, the 2021 Summer Teen Volunteer Program will be remote. High school and
college students ages 16-18 who have an interest in healthcare may earn
20 hours of volunteer service this summer by completing various projects
included in a service kit provided by the Health System during June and July.
Students will be working independently from home to complete various components
of the kit that will impact patients and team members at the Health System
as well as enhance their knowledge of our organization. Applications are
available online by clicking on the button below and are due by May 14th.
Space is limited and applicants will be notified if they are selected
to participate by May 21st. Applicants must be in good academic standing,
capable of maintaining confidentiality, reliable, responsible and trustworthy.
Graduating high school seniors who have served at least 20 hours of volunteer
service through the Teen Volunteer program and who are going on to pursue
careers in health care may apply for one of the Volunteer Services scholarships
offered at both campuses.
Teen Volunteer Program Requirements
Complete the application which includes:
- One verifiable personal reference from a teacher or guidance counselor
- Criminal Background Check Form processed by the Health System
- 200 word essay
- Be 16 to 18 years old and enrolled in high school/college
- Be able to commit to at least one, four-hour shift each week (20 service
hours minimum) during the summer session, June-July.
- Have parental consent
- Attend mandatory volunteer orientation
- Complete the tuberculosis screening requirement conducted by the Health System
If selected for the program, participants must pay a $25 program participation
fee, which includes the cost of a uniform shirt
In order to volunteer during the school year, teen volunteers are required
to first volunteer during the summer session after which they can elect
to continue volunteering during the school year. These teens are also
required to provide documentation of having received a flu vaccine by
Nov. 1 if they will be volunteering between Nov. 1 - March 31.
All teen volunteers are required to wear the uniform (polo-style shirt,
khaki pants to the ankle and closed-toed shoes). Teen volunteer shirts
are ordered through the Volunteer Services department. The pants and shoes
may be purchased from the retailer of your choice.
Teen volunteers are also required to adhere to the Health System dress
code policies that include but are not limited to the following:
- Smelling of cigarette smoke or strong perfume is not permitted
- No denim allowed
- No crop pants, shorts, leggings, etc. allowed
- Piercing of body parts other than ears shall not be visible and only two
earings per ear may be worn
- Tattoos are covered at all times so that they are not visible
Teen Volunteer Scholarships
Teen volunteer scholarships can be found on the
Please contact us with any questions or for additional information.
Director, Volunteer Services
Coordinator, Volunteer Services
*No student will be denied participation due to the inability to pay for
a teen volunteer shirt. Please contact the Director of Volunteer Services
for additional information.