Our Junior Volunteer program gives young people the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, as well as provide service to our hospital and patients.
Junior Volunteers have much to offer, and the program provides high school students the opportunity to learn new skills, develop new interests and make new friends. If you enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others and are interested in learning more about the healthcare field, you will enjoy being part of the Baylor Scott & White Junior Volunteer Program.
The Junior Volunteer Program is open to high school students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2016. Students must be 16-18 years old to participate.
The Junior Volunteer Program is typically held for four weeks beginning in June. Students are assigned a shift of 8 a.m. to noon or 1-5 p.m., which rotate based on department availability. If you have circumstances that require a specific shift, please notify the program at the time of your application. Students must work a minimum of one shift per day. Students need to notify the program in advance if they have conflicts with the dates of the program. Any student that does not notify the program in advance may be asked to leave the program if they have unscheduled absences.
Accepted applicants must attend a mandatory orientation for a classroom orientation and tour of the facility.
Students attend group lectures with key staff members and rotate through various areas, such as:
- Call Center Operations
- Clinic Office Settings
- Employee Health
- Environmental Services
- Infection Control
- Information Desk
- Med Surg
- Nutrition Services
- Supply Chain
Students must wear a Junior Volunteer Program polo shirt (provided by Baylor Scott & White), khaki pants and closed-toe shoes. No heavy body spray or jewelry. Any tattoo must be covered.
A luncheon is held at the end of the program to present Certificates of Completion and Service Hour Awards to student volunteers. Parents are encouraged to attend. The Adult Volunteer Program will be awarding one junior volunteer with a scholarship based on service and an essay about the volunteer experience.
How to Apply
Applications are being accepted through February 26, 2016.
All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from current teachers and a current transcript with the volunteer application.
Acceptance is very competitive, and
we offer interviews to the top applicants only for a very limited number of openings. Interviews will be conducted by Baylor Scott & White approximately six weeks prior to the program.
Selected applications are notified in advance, and specific schedules are discussed at that time.
Applicants who are accepted into the program must:
- Submit to a TB (tuberculosis) skin test with parental permission
- Submit to a drug and tobacco screening
- Provide proof of your first and second MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination
- Provide proof of Varicella inoculation or date of disease
For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 512.509.9139 or