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.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
A 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.
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program is designed to offer teens a meaningful and valuable learning experience by volunteering in a thriving hospital. Teens have the opportunity to learn about various healthcare careers, participate in educational seminars and volunteer in many placement areas within the hospital. Combining hands-on experience through volunteer work and education, the program foster interests to healthcare leaders of tomorrow, while serving the community.
Things to know when applying to the Junior Vol Program:
- NHRMC Volunteer Services does not accept applications for court ordered community service hours. If you are interested in a job shadowing opportunity, senior project mentor or an internship, please contact the Human Resources Department at 910.667.7049.
- Six-month service commitment is required with a total of fifty volunteer hours.
- Complete the application and submit other required forms.
- Complete an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
- Assignment areas, schedules and training dates will be discussed and confirmed at the interview.
- Attend a mandatory orientation class.
- Complete two or more specific training sessions by assignment areas with volunteers or staff members.
- Participate in three Education seminars (summer time only)
- Volunteers are scheduled weekly or bi-weekly and one to two Saturdays per month. Schedules consist of three to four hours per shift for an entire semester (three-four month increments)
- Summer schedules are on a weekly basis for six to eight weeks and one to two Saturday’s per month.
- Applications are only accepted three times a year and processing time for applications and interviews can take up to 3 to 5 weeks.
When to Apply
Please note: Application submission does not guarantee placement. Submitted applications are reviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator. Once all items are completed, an interview will be scheduled. Students selected to participate will also be required to attend a mandatory orientation class.
SUMMER SESSION – June/July/August
Online application will open on March 1st. The link will close once the number of applications received meets the current needs. The summer 2017 program will begin June 19th and end on August 19th.
FALL SESSION – October/November/December
Online application will open on August 1st. The link will close once the number of applications received meets the current needs.
SPRING SESSION – March/April/May
Online application will open on January 1st. The link will close once the number of applications received meets the current needs.
Junior Volunteer Application Requirements
If you are a student 14 to 18 years old and have completed the eighth grade, you are invited to apply for the Junior Volunteer program. To get started:
- Complete the online Junior Volunteer application (Application Period Currently Closed)
- Complete the online Orientation
- Complete the Junior Volunteer Position Description
- Complete the Parent/Guardian Authorization and Release Form and the Photo Consent (optional)
- Complete the TB Screening Form
- Provide a copy of your current Flu Record. If you have not yet received a flu vaccine this year, one will be provided by NHRMC Employee Health Services, free of charge. You may not volunteer between November – April without a flu vaccine, or documentation of a medical or religious exemption.
- Provide a copy of your current Immunization Records. The hospital requires current immunizations for all College volunteers, including 2 MMR, 1 TDAP and 2 Varicella Titer. The Hepatitis B vaccinations are recommended for direct patient care areas.
- NHRMC Employee Health Services will provide free TB and MRSA screenings, depending on where you volunteer.
All of the above requirements and forms must be submitted as part of the application process and prior to scheduling the interview appointment.
You can fax the forms to the Volunteer Office at 910.667.7347. Once you complete all requirements, communication will be done via email, so check your email on a regular basis.
“Thank you for your interest in the Junior Volunteer Program.”
If you have additional questions, contact the Volunteer Services Office at 910.667.7784.
If you are a student who is 14 to 18 years old and have completed eighth grade, you are invited to apply for the Pender Memorial Hospital 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
For more information about volunteering at Pender view the Pender Volunteer Instructions section below or call (910) 259.5451 ext. 295, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.