Volunteer Services Update

As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, and as a measure of precaution and prevention from potential exposures, all volunteer services across Valley Health System have been temporarily suspended.

At this time, we will not be moving forward with any program acceptances. For those of you who have already attended information sessions and received acceptance into any of our volunteer programs, please understand that we will have spots for you when we are able to bring you back on board!  

This notice will be updated once the temporary suspension is lifted. Please continue to exercise good judgment and practice safe and healthy behaviors to keep you and your families in good health! 

Junior volunteers are a vital part of our volunteer team and some of our most enthusiastic members. They perform clerical tasks, deliver flowers, serve customers in Kurth Café, transport patients and run errands. They also help out at community events, such as disaster drills and health fairs for the public.  

Volunteer Requirements

In addition to meeting the general requirements of all volunteers at Valley, high school volunteers must:

  • Have already started high school (September or later)
  • Be at least 14 years of age

Junior Volunteer Assignments

Once we receive your application, you will be invited, via email, to an orientation in accordance with when your application was received (this may take 4-6 weeks). You may be placed on a waitlist if assignments aren't available at the time you apply.

Assignments are based on age, individual interests, skills and the needs of Valley Health System. 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 third- or fourth-year college student focused on a medical career to be eligible to shadow.

Ready to Volunteer?

Students who wish to volunteer will need to complete an online application. Please note: While the Junior Volunteer Program no longer has deadlines, the application period will temporarily and briefly close throughout the year. During these times, the application will be unavailable. We appreciate your patience during these intervals. As a result, we cannot guarantee placements during a particular time of year (e.g. summer).