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College Volunteer Program

We enjoy working with students and  appreciate the opportunity to expose students to the healthcare sector. Volunteering in a medical center is unlike any other volunteer opportunity. Because we are a health system offering  many health services, our customers expect professional healing, nurturing, caring, maturity and privacy – challenges that at times can be difficult.

The Fall and Spring semester is dedicated to our College Volunteer Program. Responsibilities vary. Enrollment is limited to 30 volunteers per semester.

College Volunteer Requirements


The program is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and post-graduates majoring in a medical profession (doctor, nurse, x-ray, laboratory, physical therapy, etc.) at an accredited college.

Minimum Hour Requirements

Shifts are typically four hours, and we will always work with school schedules.

Volunteers will need to complete at least 40 volunteer hours to receive certificate and recommendation.

Dress Code (no exceptions)

  • Scrub top (available at orientation for $20)
  • Khaki pants
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Clean hair kept away from face

College Volunteer Application Process

Applications for Spring Semester must be received by close of November. Applications for Fall Semester must be received by close of July.

Mail a completed college volunteer application form to:

Volunteer Services Office
100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd.
Waco, Texas 76712

Applications may also be faxed to 254.202.3549.

Include a paragraph (150 words or less) about why you want to volunteer at Hillcrest.

Required Screenings

  • Background check
  • Drug screening (will be discussed with employee health nurse)
  • Immunizations
    • TB test
    • Hepatitis B series
    • Tdap - one dose
    • Influenza
    • Varicella (chickenpox) - not required if you have documentation of having had chickenpox
    • MMR - not required if you were born prior to 1957.


All volunteers are required to attend a one-hour orientation prior to service.

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