Junior volunteers may be young men and women entering the eighth grade or older as of the school year of 2014-15. Volunteers must be interested in working with people and being in a hospital setting. Must be available to volunteer at least 3 hours a week during the summer.
Before beginning volunteer work, all students are required to go through an orientation that covers: infection control, attitude, behavior in a hospital, fire safety, and wheelchair usage. Youth must also be mature enough to sign and follow requirements of Hammond-Henry Hospital's confidentiality agreement. Junior volunteers must attend one orientation/training session on Friday, June 6 (9 a.m. - 12 noon), Tuesday, June 10 (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.), or Wednesday, June 11 (9 a.m. - 12 noon). Teens who volunteered last year may attend a review session on Thursday, June 5 (10 a.m. - 12 noon) in the place of the orientation times.
Orientation sessions will be held at Hammond-Henry Hospital.
Uniforms and Nametags
The hospital is a professional workplace and Junior volunteers are required to follow the hospital dress code. Students are asked to purchase a polo shirt ($10 paid by the students - the remainder paid by HHH.) Usually teens wear slacks (khakis) or capris. (Girls may also wear skirts.) No jeans or shorts are allowed. Flip-flops are not allowed. Sandals may be worn but must be worn with socks. (Wearing socks or hose in patient care areas is a Health Department policy.) Nametags are provided by the hospital. Nametags must be worn whenever students are volunteering in the hospital.
Summer volunteer hours are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Generally teen volunteers work once a week. The Junior Volunteer program will begin the week of June 11 and continue through August 10 (9 weeks). Junior volunteers need to be aware that volunteering is a serious commitment and they are expected to be here when they are scheduled. Reasonable accommodations can be made for family and school activities.
A junior volunteer’s main duty is to assist in departments with tasks such as: delivering water, juice and mail. Other assistance is requested by departments, such as help with preparing mailings or patient materials, filing, information desk and etc. Junior volunteers who are in the 10th grade or older may be trained as couriers making interoffice deliveries.