Junior Volunteer Explorer Program

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Kendra Rosse
Volunteer Supervisor
Phone: 512-509-0289
Email: krosse@sw.org Send an e-mail


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 Explorer Program.

The Junior Volunteer Explorer 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.

2014 Program Details

Program Dates

This year's Junior Volunteer Explorer Program will be held June 5 - July 11, 2014. Students will be assigned a shift of 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 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.

Accepted applicants must attend a mandatory orientation Thursday, June 5 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a classroom orientation and tour of the facility.

Volunteer Areas

Students will attend group lectures with key staff members and rotate through various areas, such as:

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Med Surg
  • ICU
  • Emergency
  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Surgery
  • Information Desk
  • Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Post-partum
  • Environmental Services
  • Supply Chain
  • Infection Control/Employee Health
  • Physician shadowing in clinics and OR
  • Admissions

Dress Code

Students must wear a Junior Volunteer Explorer 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 11 to present Certificates of Completion and Service Hour Awards to student volunteers. Parents are encouraged to attend. The Adult Volunteer Program will be awarding two Junior Volunteers with scholarships based on service and essay.

How to Apply

Junior Volunteer Explorer Program will begin accepting applications February 24, 2014. 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 25, 2014.

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 May 12, 2014, 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
  • Provide proof of your first and second MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination
  • Provide proof of Varicella inoculation or date of disease
  • Be between 16 - 18 years old

For more information, contact Volunteer Supervisor Kendra Krosse at 512-509-0289 or krosse@sw.org Send an e-mail

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