Junior Volunteer Program

Summer 2015 applications are now closed.

The Junior Volunteer program, which runs during the summer months, is intended for high school students who want to gain hands-on experience in the health care environment. This program has a limited number of available positions and placement decisions are based upon a first come, first serve basis. Our junior volunteers help out in a variety of ways, including:

  • Delivering flowers, cards and gifts to patients
  • Assisting various hospital departments with special needs
  • Transporting patients by wheelchair
  • Running errands


To be considered for our junior volunteer program, applicants must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Complete and submit an application, including essay questions and a letter of reference
  • Be approved for service by the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Attend a 30 minute informational session (first-time participants only)
  • Complete a mandatory orientation
  • Complete infection control/safety training
  • Complete Employee Health requirements, including a two-part TB skin test and submitting immunization records. (Returning junior volunteers do not need to submit immunization records unless there have been changes from last year.)
  • Comply with hospital and departmental policies, rules, and code of ethics
  • Wear approved uniform and picture ID when on duty
  • Commit to at least one, four-hour shift per week

Questions? Please contact Farrah Nguyen, Volunteer Coordinator, at 919-938-7914 or fnguyen@johnstonhealth.org.