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!  

Parents – click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our program!
 
 
Benefits of being a Summer Student Volunteer:

  • Helping your community

  • Exposure to a hospital setting

  • Gain work experience & help with career decision making

  • Accrue community service hours

  • Opportunity to make friends and meet new people

  • 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 or be entering ninth grade.  A student is eligible to participate through the summer of their senior year of high school.

  • 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, one of which must be from a teacher. 

  • First year students are expected to complete a health screening (provided by our Northern Light WorkHealth Office). All student volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be able to submit a medical exemption.

  • First year students attend an interview with the 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, or 48 hours by the end of the 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 Volunteer Coordinator.

Katelyn Stoddard
Volunteer Coordinator

P.O. Box 404
Bangor, ME 04402

kstoddard@northernlight.org
207.973.7850