Thank you for your interest in Harris Health System’s Junior Volunteer Program. First-time volunteers can participate in a virtual program that allows student volunteers to engage with Harris Health from home. This summer we will host an independent service leadership program that enables new volunteers to engage in leadership coursework, career exploration interviews and discussions, as well as service to the hospital system and patients.
Returning junior volunteers will explore a hybrid program of both virtual and in-person service in our healthcare facilities. We will announce more details as we are able due to changing community pandemic conditions.
Important Dates:Applications open Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, and will close Friday, April 1, 2022, or when spots fill. A wait pool will open when spots fill. The programs for both new and returning volunteers will run from Monday, June 13 – Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.
New volunteer application: Summer Junior Application
Returning volunteer application: Returning Summer Junior Application
What are the ages allowed to participate?High school grade students ages 14 – 18 are invited to apply. Students turning 18 before the program starts, who will be graduated from high school by May or June 2022, are invited to apply as adult volunteers at Harris Health.
Will a volunteer need medical clearance to participate?New volunteers will be participating in the virtual program, which does not require any medical clearance.
Returning Volunteers - Frequently Asked Questions
What is a returning volunteer?If you participated in a Summer Junior Volunteer Program in prior summers, including 2019, 2020, and/or 2021, you are considered a returning volunteer. If you participated in a one-time event, a service project, or the Fall 2020 Bingo Program, you are not considered a returning volunteer for this program.
Will returning volunteers be required to have medical clearance to come in person to volunteer?We are not able to confirm details about requirements for the planned hybrid program, however it is extremely likely that any participants who come in person to volunteer at Harris Health will be required to meet the full requirements detailed here (except for age restrictions).