Junior Volunteer Program
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Our Junior Volunteer program gives young people the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, as well as provide service to our hospital and patients.
Junior Volunteers have much to offer, and the program provides high school students the opportunity to learn new skills, develop new interests and make new friends. If you enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others and are interested in learning more about the healthcare field, you will enjoy being part of the Scott & White Junior Volunteer Program.
The Junior Volunteer Program is open to high school students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2014. Students must be 16 - 18 years old to participate.
2015 Program Details
This year's Junior Volunteer Program will be held June 8 - July 10, 2015. Students will be assigned a shift of 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., which will rotate based on department availability. If you have circumstances that require a specific shift, please notify the program at the time of your application. Students must work a minimum of one shift per day. Students will 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.
Accepted applicants must attend a mandatory orientation Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a classroom orientation and tour of the facility.
Students will attend group lectures with key staff members and rotate through various areas, such as:
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Med Surg
- Cardiac Catheterization Lab
- Information Desk
- Environmental Services
- Supply Chain
- Infection Control/Employee Health
- Physician shadowing in clinics and OR
Students must wear a Junior Volunteer Program polo shirt (provided by Scott & White), khaki pants and closed-toe shoes. No heavy body spray or jewelry. Any tattoo must be covered.
A luncheon will be held on July 10 to present Certificates of Completion and Service Hour Awards 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
Junior Volunteer Program will begin accepting applications February 23, 2015. All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from current teachers and a current transcript with the volunteer application. Applications must be received by March 23, 2015.
Acceptance is very competitive, and we offer interviews to the top applicants only for a very limited number of openings. Interviews will be conducted by Scott & White approximately six weeks prior to the program.
Selected applications will be notified by April 30, 2015, and schedules will be discussed at that time.
Applicants who are accepted into the program must:
- Submit to a TB (tuberculosis) skin test with parental supervision
- Submit to a drug and tobacco screening
- Provide proof of your first and second MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination
- Provide proof of Varicella inoculation or date of disease
For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 512-509-0404 or RRvolunteerservices@sw.org