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Junior Volunteers

Help transform today’s healthcare experience.

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Ignite your passion for serving others.

Discover the value of service with our Junior Volunteer Program, designed for individuals aged 14 and older who demonstrate a high degree of responsibility and maturity. As a participant, you'll engage with patients, visitors, and staff, experiencing the vital roles they play in our network. This opportunity offers numerous benefits, equipping you with the skills needed for future professional roles.

Program expectations

Before starting your volunteer journey with us, here are a few key guidelines and expectations.


Time commitment

Minimum age


Application process

Junior volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients, staff, and visitors. To explore health care opportunities, complete all three required steps in our application process. Then we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.

Note: All volunteers must receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Start by registering.

Complete the Online application.

Note: All volunteers must receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Next, complete the necessary documents.

Download, read, and sign the necessary documents.

  • Parent/Guardian resource
  • Parent permission
  • Statement of commitment
  • Privacy forms

Once complete, email it to


Note: All volunteers must receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Then you’ll have a teacher or guidance counselor evaluate you.

Forward the school evaluation link to a teacher or guidance counselor for completion.

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Junior volunteers filling cups of water

Where are high school students volunteering?

  • Lobby Escort/Runner
  • Patient Advocate (inpatient units)
  • Outpatient surgery/GI/procedure units
  • Acute Rehab (inpatient physical, occupational, speech therapy)
  • Outpatient Adult and Pediatric Rehab (outpatient physical, occupational, speech therapy)
  • Infusion Center (outpatient oncology infusion)
  • Pharmacy
  • MRI center (not all locations)
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Volunteer where you can learn and grow.

  • Develop essential soft skills for the workplace.
  • Explore potential careers in healthcare.
  • Understand the college/technical program application process better.
  • Accumulate hours for prospective clinical programs.
  • Acquire valuable skills for success in a professional setting.
  • Engage directly with patients and staff.

Prepare for your volunteer interview.

Practice interviewing techniques with a parent, guardian, or school official. Consider potential answers to common interview questions, such as those listed below, and be comfortable addressing them.

  • What’s your favorite class in school?
  • Which hobbies or extracurricular activities do you enjoy?
  • Do you have a preferred genre or type of book that you enjoy reading?

  • How would you describe "responsibility"?
  • Why is it important to maintain responsibility within a hospital setting?
  • What does "regular and predictable attendance" entail, and how is it applicable to volunteers?
  • How do you ensure the completion of all steps in multi-step school projects without being prompted?
  • Can you compare completing multi-step projects at school to volunteering in a hospital? If so, how?
  • Why is it crucial for student volunteers to communicate directly with us, rather than through a parent or guardian?
  • Why is it important to fulfill the 60-hour volunteer commitment each session at St. Luke’s?

  • What do you aim to achieve from this experience?
  • What career aspirations do you have for the future?
  • Is there a specific career path you wish to explore further?
  • Which volunteer opportunities have already caught your interest?
  • Can you confirm your availability to commit to at least 1 shift per week (lasting 3-4 hours) during the school year, or 2 shifts per week (each 3-4 hours) during the summer?