Volunteers are required, by regulations, to be a minimum of 14 years of age. Some departments have other age requirements - for example to be assigned on a patient care unit a volunteer must be at least 16 years old.
Measles: All persons under the age of 35 must provide documentation of measles vaccination.
Tuberculosis: All volunteer applicants must provide documentation of a two-step tuberculin skin test (PPD) performed within the last 12 months, or have one administered before commencing volunteer activity. If there is ever a positive reaction the volunteer must provide documentation of a negative chest x-ray as follow-up.
Volunteers must commit to the minimum required volunteer time:
- Teens - must complete at least 48 hours and volunteer during at least 6 of the 8 weeks of the summer program
- Adults - 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months
Grades and References:
Teens must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and will be required to provide two written references
Volunteers will be provided with a uniform that they must wear while volunteering in accordance with the Dress Code policy.