Volunteer High School Programs
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We will start taking online applications from high school students on Monday April 9, 2018. We will take a certain number of applicants and those individuals will be asked to come in for an interview on Saturday April 14. Please reserve this date.
Current high school students who are 14 to 18 years of age and adults are eligible to volunteer. High School students volunteer during the months of July and August and usually work two 4 hours shifts per week. It is not possible to work longer shifts several days a week to complete your hours in a shorter amount of time. Placements are available in many areas.
Volunteers must be available for at least six weeks during July and August (plan vacation time accordingly).
All potential volunteers need to complete an online application and MUST download and complete the High School Volunteer Resume we provide in order to be considered. To start the application process, go to https://recruit.jefferson.edu, and search for "High School Volunteer."
In the resume, please specify the volunteer options you prefer from the list below. You will upload this resume when the online application process asks you for a resume.
Some first year high school student volunteers may not get to work in the department they wish due to our large number of volunteers. Also, sometimes we like you to work one summer in the hospital to get experience before we give you more challenging assignments.
The highlight of the summer volunteer program for high school students is a Career Day held in late August. During this event Jefferson doctors, nurses and students speak about their areas of expertise. At this time, our young volunteers have the opportunity to ask questions. We appreciate the effort required to become a Jefferson volunteer, and we offer this day to help you with your pursuit of a career in the medical field.
Our volunteer coordinators will work with you to select the setting where you feel you can most contribute. You can choose from the following options:
- Clinical – work directly with patients and clinical staff to provide an optimal patient experience
- Clerical – assist Jefferson staff in one of our many departments and help with general office work, customer service and much more
- Service – deliver newspapers, sell candy, escort patients and family members among other critical responsibilities that help us make visitors to Jefferson feel at home