High School Student Volunteer Program

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Are you a high school student interested in exploring a career in healthcare… but not sure exactly what? Join us at EMMC to learn about all aspects of a hospital and the careers that come along with it!  

Benefits of being a Summer Student Volunteer:
  • Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from assisting your community

  • Exposure to a hospital setting

  • Gain work experience

  • Accrue community service hours

  • Helps with career decision making

  • Opportunity to make friends and meet new people

  • Returning students may apply to be a student manager, helping build leadership skills

  • Participating in the summer program allows for opportunities to volunteer year-round.

Mandatory Requirements:
  • Volunteers are high school students between 14 and 17 years old; a student must be 14 by June 1st of the initiating service or be entering ninth grade.  A student is eligible to participate through the summer of their senior year of high school.

  • The Student Volunteer Program runs for 8 weeks every summer, beginning in June after school ends and wrapping up in August before the school year begins.

  • New student applications are typically available by the end of January and are due by March 31. First year students are required to obtain two reference letters as part of the application. 

  • First year students are expected to complete a health screening (provided by our Northern Light WorkHealth Office). 

  • First year students attend an interview with the Student Volunteer Coordinator. 

  • Student volunteers attend a mandatory orientation.

  • Student volunteers receive department specific training and are expected to be familiar with and understand all the information in the orientation handbook.

  • Students are required to commit to at least 1 day per week (8 hours) for at least six weeks of the eight-week program. Shifts are available 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Students are given a morning and afternoon assignment which will remain the same for the duration of the program.

If you are enrolling in driver’s education class or summer school, please be aware that our program requirements may not work with your schedule.  Your availability may affect your acceptance into the program.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Student Volunteer Coordinator.

Katelyn S. Stoddard
Student Volunteer Coordinator

P.O. Box 404
Bangor, ME 04402

kstoddard@northernlight.org
207.973.7850