Junior Volunteer Program
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To learn more, contact our volunteer office by email
Applications for our 2017 program are being accepted through March 24, 2017.
We enjoy working with students and appreciate the opportunity to expose students to the healthcare sector. Volunteering in a medical center is unlike any other volunteer opportunity. Because we are a health system offering many health services, our patients expect professional healing, nurturing, caring, maturity and privacy — challenges that at times can be difficult.
Every summer, we select teenagers for the Junior Volunteer Program to volunteer in various areas of the medical center. Department participation and responsibilities vary. Students who love serving others or are interested in getting a glimpse of the healthcare field would be a great fit for this volunteer opportunity. While our volunteers don't have direct patient healthcare contact, the program gives an extensive overview of what Baylor Scott & White Health does every day.
Our Junior Volunteer Program will run June 5, 2017 through June 30, 2017.
Minimum Hour Requirements
We offer one four week summer volunteer session. Each volunteer must commit to a daily four hour shift (8 a.m. - noon or noon - 4 p.m.) during the four week period in order to receive a certificate of completion. Students need to notify the program in advance if they have conflicts with the dates of the program. Any student that does not notify the program in advance may be asked to leave the program if they have unscheduled absences. This session is limited to 20 volunteers.
All applicants must be between 16 and 18 years of age and entering his or her junior or senior year of high school the fall of 2017.
Students attend group lectures with key staff members and rotate through various areas, such as:
- Call center
- Environmental services
- Hospitality services
- Infection control/employee health
- Med surg
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Supply chain
- Uniform top
- Black pants
- Close-toed shoes
- No heavy body spray or jewelry
- Any tattoo must be covered
A luncheon is held at the end of the program to present dertificates of dompletion to student volunteers. Parents are encouraged to attend. The adult volunteer program will be awarding one junior volunteer with a scholarship based on service and an essay about the volunteer experience.
How to Apply
Applications for our 2017 program are now being accepted through March 24, 2017.
All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from current teachers and a current transcript along with the completed application. Applicants should mail completed paperwork to:
Volunteer Services Office
Baylor Scott & White Health
300 University Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
Acceptance is very competitive. Student interviews will be scheduled by March 31, 2017 with student volunteer selections completed by April 30, 2017. All applicants will receive communication via regular mail.
Applicants who are accepted into the program must submit to:
- PreCheck background check (social security number and electronic signature required)
- TB testing (parent or guardian must be present at time of appointment)
- Drug screening (parent or guardian must be present at time of appointment)
For more information, contact Volunteer Services at Tina.Kurowski@BSWHealth.org