Soleil Vera, Junior Volunteer,
"My favorite thing about volunteering is helping the patients and providing for their every need.  Even just getting them water, if it helps them and makes them happy it is all worth it."

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Junior Volunteer Program, Fall 2015

The Junior Volunteer Program offers a real-life, hands-on introduction to health care and helping others. We are currently recruiting high school students ages 16 and over. We will be accepting applications in the spring, for high school students 14 and over, for placements in our summer program.

Junior Volunteers must be able to commit to two volunteer shifts per week. Assignments include two of the following placements, one placement per shift: administrative, patient care, and /or patient library. Descriptions of the placements appear below. The minimum commitment is six months and 120 hours of service. Shifts take place after school and on weekends. Our staff and patients depend on our volunteers so it is critical that they honor their commitment and attend all of their shifts. To ensure that you are able to honor your service commitment, please consider your other extracurricular activities and your school work prior to applying.

We expect this program to attract many local students and the recruitment process will be highly selective. In a thoughtful, well-written application, please include your interests, goals, and the reasons you are interested in volunteering.  We look forward to receiving your application.


Clinical and administrative departments welcome Junior Volunteers seeking the opportunity to volunteer in an office setting. Answering phones, greeting patients, inputting data, filing and copying are some of the tasks volunteers fulfill.

Patient Care

Junior Volunteers are trained to feed, care for and visit with patients of all ages on nursing units throughout the hospital. Working as part of the nursing team, volunteers have an opportunity to make a positive impact on a patient's day and get hands on patient care experience.

Patient Library

Junior Volunteers will serve as patient librarians, bringing donated books and magazines to patients and their families throughout the Hospital.