Junior Volunteers

If you are a teen interested in health care and you enjoy helping others, our junior volunteer program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Pender Memorial Hospital provide an excellent opportunity to get involved. Open to students ages 14 to 18, the program introduces you to the healthcare field and offers a chance to participate in educational sessions.

Application Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. In general, we accept applications for junior volunteers in August, November and March.  See the NHRMC Junior Volunteers Instructions section below to apply.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

JR Volunteers 2015 400pxA year-round program and summer program are open to eligible high school students. Teens in this program can work at NHRMC locations including the main hospital on 17th Street and Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital. Year-round participants must commit to at least 50 hours of service over six months. Junior volunteers in the summer program must be available for at least six weeks during the summer and are required to attend at least three educational sessions.

Pender Memorial Hospital

Pender junior volunteers are accepted into a six- to seven-week summer program. You will have the chance to work in a variety of areas in the hospital and attend educational sessions designed to teach about careers in health care. If you can commit to three to four hours a week during the summer, this program is a great fit.

For more information about volunteering at Pender view the Pender Volunteer Instructions section below or call (910) 259.5451 ext. 295, or email pender.volunteer@nhrmc.org.

NHRMC Junior Volunteer Instructions

If you are a student who is 14 to 18 years old and have completed eighth grade, you are invited to apply for the junior volunteer program. To get started:

  • Complete the NHRMC online application (Application Period Currently Closed)
  • Complete the Junior Volunteer Position Description and Junior Volunteer Agreement Form
  • Review, print and sign the Parent/Guardian Authorization and Release Form
  • Once you apply, all communication will be done via email, so please check your email regularly
  • Once you complete the application steps, including filling out the flu vaccination authorization form located in the Requirements section, the Volunteer Coordinator will call you to schedule an appointment to discuss interests and schedules
  • Bring a calendar and be prepared to select a schedule during your interview

Pender Junior Volunteer Instructions

If you are a student who is 14 to 18 years old and have completed eighth grade, you are invited to apply for the junior volunteer program. To get started:

  • Complete the PMH online application
  • Complete the Junior Volunteer Position Description and Junior Volunteer Agreement Form
  • Review, print and sign the Parent/Guardian Authorization and Release Form
  • Once you apply, all communication will be done via email, so please check your email regularly
  • Once you complete the application steps, the Volunteer Coordinator will call you to schedule an appointment to discuss interests and schedules
  • Bring a calendar and be prepared to select a schedule during your interview

Requirements

Medical Clearance

For the safety and well-being of patients, families, staff and volunteers you must meet certain health requirements before volunteering including completing a one-step TB/PPD Screening and an Annual Influenza Vaccine (September-April). Please fill have your parent fill out and sign the Parent/Guardian Annual Flu Vaccine Authorization Form.

Training and Schedules

NHRMC volunteers must attend an orientation session either in September, December or April. PMH orientation will be held on a Saturday in April or May. Junior volunteers must complete volunteer training and department specific training. You must submit your volunteer schedules on a weekly or monthly basis for approval.