Volunteer Services Update

At this time, all in-person volunteer service continues to be temporarily suspended throughout Valley Health System. Please continue to check back for news and updates throughout the fall. 

Valley is offering a Virtual Structured Learning Experience for 2020-2021 high school seniors; please see below for details.

We will be sharing news about our upcoming all-virtual volunteer opportunities to start this October, in the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued interest and support!

As always, our decision was guided by keeping everyone's safety and health in mind. Looking forward to when we can all be together again!  

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.

Virtual Structured Learning Experience

Valley Health System is pleased to offer a Virtual Structured Learning Experience (SLE) for all 2020-2021 High School Seniors of schools with SLE agreements (also referred to as Option 2 or Senior Option). This is not an in-person internship; it is strictly virtual.

If your school is not already affiliated with Valley Health System, your SLE coordinator must contact Katie Miller at kmiller4@valleyhealth.com before you complete an application. Application deadline is Monday, September 21, 2020.

Virtual Structured Learning Experience Application

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).