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 health
care 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 health care may apply for one of the Auxiliary scholarships offered
at both campuses. Submissions for the 2018 Auxiliary scholarship were
due March 1, 2018, and are no longer being accepted.
Volunteen Program Requirements
Complete Volunteen Application which includes:
- One verifiable personal reference from a teacher or guidance counselor
- Criminal Background Check Form processed by the Health System
- Be 14 to 18 years old and enrolled in high school
- Be able to commit to at least one, four-hour shift each week (20 service
hours minimum) during the summer session, June-July.
- Attend a pre-orientation session with a parent or guardian.
- Have parental consent
- Attend volunteer orientation
- Complete the tuberculosis screening requirement conducted by the Health System
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. 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 Volunteens are required to wear the Volunteen program uniform (polo-style
shirt, khaki pants to the ankle and closed-toed shoes). The Volunteen
shirts are purchased through Volunteer Services department for $15 each*
and the pants and shoes may be purchased from the retailer of your choice.
Volunteens 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
2018 Summer Session
Applications for the upcoming summer session are now closed.
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 Volunteen shirt. Please contact the Director of Volunteer Services for