Junior Volunteer Program: 15–18-Year-Olds
Good Samaritan’s popular junior volunteer program is for qualified 15- to 18-year-olds. Participating teens volunteer 50 hours over the course of the volunteer time period, usually accomplished in 2 ½- to 3-hour shifts, once a week. Junior volunteers are assigned to more than 15 different areas at the medical center and work after school and on weekends. Program coordinators work carefully with committed junior volunteers to accommodate school and extracurricular activities.
Application packets are available in the Volunteer Office. Once all paperwork is received, the prospective junior volunteer will be contacted to schedule an appointment for the first of two PPD tests (for tuberculosis). After the applicant receives medical clearance, an interview will be scheduled. At the interview, the volunteer will receive information on the job assignment, orientation, purchasing a uniform and hospital policies. The junior volunteer desk is open after 2:00 pm on weekdays, but the Volunteer Office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Becoming a junior volunteer is both an honor and a privilege. The contributions of junior volunteers are invaluable to both the students and the hospital. In addition, qualified junior volunteers may be invited to apply for a scholarship. There are also opportunities for them to participate in special projects or events.
Recognition and Appreciation
- Hours tracked and forms and letters issued for high school and college applications
- Certificate/patch for 100 hours of service
- Qualification to apply for a scholarship
For more information, contact Director of Volunteers Sue Grimm at Susan.email@example.com or (631) 376-3659 or Junior Volunteer Program Coordinators Ingrid DiGiovanna and Laurie Feldscher at (631) 376-3396.