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College Volunteer Program

​​Volunteer Program is currently on hold

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer initiatives. Please be aware that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, our programs for adult, college and junior volunteers have all been suspended until further notice. When our system determines it is safe to resume, we will update this notice and proceed with reviewing any applications that have been submitted​. Volunteer service is incredibly valuable to our facility, and we look forward to reopening the program when able.

​​​​​​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

Pre-requisites

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 (Student is responsible for purchasing at a retail scrub store. Details will be shared at orientation.)
  • Khaki pants (no jeans, no leggings, no capris)
  • No perfume or scented lotions
  • 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
Attn: Rhonda Luker
100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd.
Waco, Texas 76712

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

Note:​ Adult Volunteer Applications cannot be submitted by those who are currently enrolled in high school or college courses.​

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.

Orientation

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

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