Note: Applications for the Summer Junior Volunteer Program are now closed.


Giving back to your community while gaining insight into a career in medicine is one of the greatest benefits of volunteering in a hospital setting. For the duration of the program, junior volunteers will commit to serving one four-hour shift each week.

Specialized opportunities will be offered throughout the summer to enhance students’ knowledge and experience:

  • Touring the Emergency Department and Operating Room areas
  • Training geared to enhance students’ capabilities in the medical professions
  • Shadowing opportunities

After a successful interview, onboarding, and training process, teens will be assigned to a position in the hospital. Additional training may be required for specialized programs. There are no positions in pediatrics or labor and delivery. Teens interested in the Emergency Department must be 16 years of age.

How to Apply

The 2024 Summer Junior Volunteer Program runs from June 16 through August 17. Junior Volunteers need to complete the onboarding process and training by June 10, 2024, including:

  • Volunteer Application Form
  • Two Reference Forms completed by any adult who is not a family member
  • Interview either online or in person
  • PA Criminal Background Check – free to volunteers
  • Provide immunization records including COVID vaccination
  • Visit Employee Health Services with a parent or guardian to be cleared by Employee Health for volunteering
  • All forms will be provided when your application is received - these must be read, signed, and returned to Volunteer Services
  • Complete online and in-person training - Applicants must attend one of the three Summer Volunteer Training sessions


  • November 17 - Applications open for the 2024 Summer Junior Volunteer Program
    • Applications submitted prior to November 17 will not be considered
  • January 2 - Volunteer Services starts reviewing applications
  • March 8 - Applications close for the Summer Junior Volunteer Program
  • Week of May 27 - Tentative training option
  • June 10 - Applicants must be finished with onboarding and training
  • June 17 - Summer Junior Volunteer Program begins
  • July 4 - Holiday - Volunteers are not expected to serve, although they can if they want to
  • August 5 - Contact Junior Volunteers to schedule for the fall
  • August 17 - Summer Junior Volunteer Program ends