We are no longer accepting applications for 2016, thank you for your interest in our teen program.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SJMHS. We are excited you have chosen us for a possible volunteer placement. Our organization values volunteer service and strives to provide a rewarding and challenging experience to those who volunteer. Through volunteering you can make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own. As a volunteer you learn new things about yourself and the world around you, make new friends and expand your skills.
Below, you will find information on how our process works and what steps you will need to complete to become an SJMHS teen volunteer. If you have any questions or concerns while completing the process please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Summer Teen Volunteer Program runs from the beginning of summer vacation to the end of August. Teen volunteers must be able to make an eight-week commitment and be able to make up absences (absences should not exceed two). Teen volunteers must be able to commit to one four-hour shift per week, same day and time each week. Teens must be ages 16-18 years old and attending high school.
There are certain key requirements that we ask each volunteer to meet in order to volunteer at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. These requirements are set in place for your protection as well as for the protection of our patients, visitors, and staff. Each requirement must be met before your first day of volunteering. The list below contains some of our requirements; however others may also apply:
Training/Orientation/Quiz – All volunteers are required to review an online Volunteer Orientation, Volunteer Handbook and then complete an online Quiz before starting their volunteer assignments. You will learn about hospital policies and procedures, rules and regulations along with the benefits associated with volunteering. Use the following links to access and complete these required online items:
- Volunteer Orientation link power point
- Volunteer Handbook volunteer handbook
- Quiz link. You will need approximately 30 minutes to complete all 31 questions on the quiz.
1. Who can be my reference?
Non-relatives, 18 and over who can speak to your character and work ethic, for example a neighbor or teacher.
2. When should my references be submitted on-line?
Submit references after you have applied on-line. Simply send this link to two references.
As soon as you have submitted your application on-line, simply send this link to your two references and ask them to submit completed references on-line within the next two/three days.
3. Should I print off the reference form?
No. References are only accepted electronically.
4. How will I know if I've been accepted into the program?
Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. You will be notified within a week to 10 days if you are a potential candidate.
5. How many teen volunteer slots are there?
Typically, we bring on 50 teen volunteers each summer
6. Will I need to make a time commitment?
Yes. Four hours week for 8 consecutive weeks
7. What if I have a summer vacation planned?
You will need to make up the time missed. A maximum of 2 missed sessions.
8. Why can't I apply before May 1?
Due to the high demand and to be fair to everyone, applications will only be accepted from May 1 until slots are filled.
9. I am a teen but taking college courses. Under which program do I need to apply?
Apply to the teen program.
10. Is there more information that I need to know?
Yes, please review the 'check-list' on the website.
1. I am a returning teen volunteer. Do I have priority?
2. Will I have to complete an application?
3. Will I need to give references?