Junior Volunteer Program
2020 Application Information
Thank you for your interest in the Junior Volunteer Program for high school students. Please read the following information to learn more about the application process to join the volunteer team. We encourage you to carefully read the entire document.
Who is Eligible?
- High school students whose date of birth is on or before December 1, 2004.
- All applicants must have the approval of their parent(s)/guardian.
- We only accept applications from eligible high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Seniors may apply after graduation as early as June for our College Student and Adult program.
Our online application will be available from Monday, December 30, 2019, at approximately 4pm to Friday, January 10, 2020. The online application will be active at the bottom of this page. The application will include applicant information and two written statements of interest. We will review applications as they are received and invite students to interviews. If the maximum number of student interviews is reached before January 10, the application process will close early. We will notify candidates if they are not selected for an interview.
Selected candidates will be emailed an invitation to attend a one hour group information session and interview. Candidates may select from one of multiple sessions held on Saturday, February 1st or Sunday, February 2nd. These will be the only interview times. Individuals will be expected to dress for an interview setting and provide a resume (preferably with picture of the candidate).
Candidates will be notified by email regarding selection in the program. Candidates will have approximately six weeks to complete all paperwork, health clearances, and Tuberculosis Testing. Volunteer Orientation will occur in late March with volunteering to begin shortly thereafter.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements?
We ask for an initial six month commitment from all new Junior Volunteers, however, many volunteers stay for over one year, or until high school graduation. Volunteers are assigned to a regular three hour shift on either Saturday or Sunday between the hours of 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Students rotate every two to three months through patient care departments and the main lobby volunteer desk. Additional information will be provided as a part of the information session/interview.
Is the application important?
Yes, we make interview selections based on the application. This is your opportunity to make a great first impression.
What are the health clearance requirements to volunteer?
If selected as a Junior Volunteer, you will need to provide a copy of your immunization record showing you are up-to-date on MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubeola), and Chicken Pox Vaccine (Varicella), and TDaP (within the past 10 years). Tuberculosis clearance testing will also need to be completed prior to starting in the program. An annual flu shot is required in October.
What if I submitted a previous application?
We will only review applications submitted during the listed timeframe. We do not consider previous applications. If you previously submitted an application or submit through the College Student/Adult link, please reapply during this cycle.
Do you offer shadowing opportunities?
Volunteer services does not arrange for shadowing opportunities for high school students.
What if I have further questions?
We ask for all questions to be sent by email to FVR-Volunteer@tenethealth.com. One of our team members will respond Monday through Friday.
Updated: December 18, 2019