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Volunteen Program

Volunteen Program

If you are interested in a career in healthcare, the experience of volunteering at a hospital is invaluable for achievement, relationships, and belonging. As a high school student, the opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare staff is a rewarding way to learn firsthand how a large medical center operates, and give back to community through volunteerism.

Focus

  • Achievement: Discovering medical career and volunteerism rewards. Learn what is of most interest and developing a care for community and people.
  • Relationships: Forming relationships with students, health care professionals, and caring adult role models.
  • Belong: Connecting with diversity, background, and abilities of other students and adults feeling a sense of belonging.

What to Expect

Duties may include either clinical (patient care) or clerical (administrative) volunteer assignments. As a student volunteer, your duties may include:

  • Answering patient phone calls
  • Delivering flowers, mail, and amenities
  • Performing data entry and filing
  • Helping new patients get oriented
  • Running errands for administrative staff
  • Popcorn and cookies for staff, patients, and guests.

Requirements

High school student volunteens must be 14–18 years old and enrolled in high school. You will also need to:

Summer Camp Volunteens

Session is $80 per student. (Some financial assistance available.) Session fee must be paid upon notice of application/recommendation acceptance approval from volunteer office.

  • Submit your application and letter of recommendation
  • Attend teen and parent information session
  • Attend teen volunteer orientation
  • Background and drug screen (Included in cost of camp session)
  • Receive initial and annual health evaluations (included in cost of camp session)
  • Get annual flu vaccine - Additional vaccinations may be required. (included in cost of camp session)
  • Volunteer jacket (Added in cost of camp)
  • Wear the volunteer uniform

During the summer break June or July session, you must commit to: Minimum: 6-hour shift 9am-3pm, Monday-Thursday.

*Educational sessions are offered during each session for opportunities seeing, hearing and at times experiencing different venues of the medicine field. The educational sessions may include guest speakers, and or field trips to additional services within the OU Health Campus

Limited enrollment – 25 Teens per session. Teens must attend each day throughout the session, unless extenuating circumstances validated by parent.

2022 Sessions:

  • June 6-30
  • July 5-29

School Year Volunteens

To participate in the school year student volunteen program, you must be 14-18 years and currently enrolled in high school. You must dedicate a certain number of hours each week for a set number of weeks. The time commitment varies, depending on availability. Volunteer opportunity is only Monday through Thursday 4-7pm.

During the school year, you must commit to: Minimum: 2-3 hour shift 1x/week for 12 weeks

  • Limited Enrollment – 10 Teens Fall Session/10 Teens Spring Session
  • 2021 Fall Session: September 13-December 3, 2021(Please check availability due to Covid)
  • 2022 Spring Session: January 17-April 8, 2022

Fall/Spring Sessions:

  • Submit your application and letter of recommendation
  • Background check and drug screen
  • Attend orientation
  • Receive initial and annual health evaluations
  • Get annual flu vaccine (Additional vaccinations may be required)
  • Volunteer jacket ($30)
  • Wear the volunteer uniform

How to Apply

Applications are accepted:

  • Fall Session 2021 Application Opens July 1 (Please check availability due to COVID-19)
  • Spring Session 2022 Application Opens October 1
  • Summer Session 2022 Opens March 1

Sessions remain open until positions are filled.
You must submit a letter of recommendation with your online application.

Apply to Volunteer

Want to apply? Have Questions? Contact the Volunteer Services team
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., or email Adultvolunteers@ouhealth.com.

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