Thank you for your interest in the Junior Volunteer Program at The Valley Hospital!
Junior volunteers are a vital part of our volunteer team and some of our most enthusiastic members. They perform clerical tasks, deliver flowers and newspapers, serve customers in Kurth Cafe, transport patients, and run errands. They help out at community events, such as disaster drills and health fairs for the public. They are the adult volunteers of tomorrow and the dedicated youth of today!
Applications for the Junior Volunteer Program are being accepted now through October 31. Download the application here. Any applications received after October 31 will be placed on a waitlist. The next application period will begin on December 1. We appreciate your understanding.
To apply, students must:
- Have already started high school (September or later)
- Be at least 14 years of age
We do not review applications unless both of these requirements are met.
How to Apply:
Completed applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed, mailed or dropped off to Volunteer Resources at the hospital. If you have any questions, please email Katie Miller, Supervisor of Junior Volunteers and Community Projects, with any questions at email@example.com.
Once received and your application is reviewed, you will receive an email regarding an orientation. If you do not hear from us immediately, we do not have an assignment that matches your availability, interest, and skill set at this time, but will continue to keep your application on file for consideration as new positions become available.
Assignments are based on individual interests, skills, and the needs of The Valley Hospital and Valley Home Care. Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend positions are available. Please be advised that we do not offer shadowing opportunities to high school-age volunteers or interns. You must be a rising 3rd- or 4th-year college student focused on a medical career to be eligible to shadow.
Things You Need to Know:
Minimal requirements of all volunteers include:
- Ability to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, German measles and varicella through titers (lab work) or vaccinations.
- Ability to participate in initial and annual TB screenings/education and complete post-tests.
- Ability to understand and communicate clearly.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to give and follow direction.
- Ability to satisfactorily meet the requirements of the position.
- Ability to participate in annual TB screenings/education and complete post-tests.
- Ability to respond promptly and appropriately to customer requests.
- Ability to respond effectively in an emergency and offer assistance as necessary.
- Ability to project a positive outlook and willingness to help as needed.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to commit for at least six months of service.
Before starting an assignment, you will need to be oriented to the hospital policies and procedures, fulfill mandatory health requirements, and complete a self-learning education module.