Junior Samaritan Program at HSHS St. John's Hospital
The 2016 Junior Samaritan Application Process will begin February 2016.
The Junior Samaritan volunteer program is for High School students who are ages 15 to 17 who are going into their sophomore to senior year of high school and would like to give volunteer service at HSHS St. John's Hospital. The program has a minimum requirement of 45 hours of service during the period of June 13 through August 12, 2016. Our goal is to provide an enriching experience as you contribute your hours of service for the benefit of our patients, families and staff.
We carefully select “Junior” applicants for our limited number of openings based on volunteer opportunities and personal motivation to serve. After successful completion of the summer session you may wish to continue your assignment throughout the school year, and we will be happy to consider that option.
Our teen volunteers must be interested and enthusiastic about what they are doing. It is important to be able to function independently under the general supervision of staff, and be comfortable talking to adults and children. Typically, teen volunteers provide service in many areas including information desk, valet assistant/greeter, Central Supply, waiting rooms, Special Procedures, Pediatrics and Transitional Care Unit.
Most of the volunteer positions do not include direct patient contact. Positions are assigned by the Volunteer Office according to department needs and schedules. The Junior Samaritan program is not an internship or a shadow program, and it is not an opportunity to get clinical experience. Shadowing, observation and internship hours are scheduled through St. John’s People Services Department, 544-6464, ext. 55600.
Requirements for Junior Samaritan volunteer services:
If you are interested in participating in 2016, please check back here on February 15, 2016 for the Junior Samaritan application documents. The application process opens February 15 and closes March 18, 2016. At that time, the Application, Volunteer Agreement, Essay and "Minor and Parent/Guardian Consent for Junior Samaritan Health Screening" form will be available. You must commit to a minimum of 45 hours. If you know you will not be available to commit to a minimum of 45 hours, please do not apply to the program.
Returning Junior Samaritans have priority consideration for acceptance into the Junior Samaritan Program. New Junior Samaritan Volunteer Applicants will then be considered on a first come, first served basis.
Due to the large quantity of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee placement to all applicants. If you are not accepted into the program due to space limitations, your name may be put on a waiting list in the event a position becomes available during the open application period.
A mandatory orientation is required of both returning and new Junior Samaritans. Applicants who are unable to attend one of these orientations will not be able to participate.
If you have any questions, you may call the Samaritan Office at 217-814-4205.
SamaritansHSHS St. John's Hospital800 E. Carpenter St.Springfield, IL 62769