Junior Volunteer Program

Bassett’s Junior Volunteer Program lasts for eight weeks during the summer and provides students with insight into health care careers and appropriate training. Students are expected to volunteer at least two days per week for a minimum of four hours each day. Students will be required to attend an information and orientation session as well as training in infection control, confidentiality, and service excellence.

The Service Excellence/Volunteer Services offices are only responsible for students during scheduled volunteer assignment hours; parents or guardians must ensure that students are supervised during any other time they remain at Bassett Medical Center during the workday.

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Complete the acceptance process:

All junior volunteers will be trained and oriented to the hospital setting and are required to complete the 2017 mandatory education packet. Applications will not be processed until this packet is complete.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the minimum age required to be a junior volunteer?
Students must be 14 years or older as of July 1, 2017.

How far in advance should I submit my application?
At least three weeks in advance.

How soon should I expect a response?
Applicants should expect a response in approximately seven business days, but the time may vary depending on the number of applications and immunization records to process.

What is a PPD?
A PPD is a tuberculosis test. The first step is receiving an injection, and the second is to return to the facility between 48 and 72 hours later to have a health professional examine the injection site.

What should I wear to volunteer?
Volunteers should dress in business casual attire: khakis, dress shirt, dress pants – no jeans, no open-toed shoes, and no tank tops.

If I am scheduled to volunteer and get sick, what should I do?
If you feel ill, please contact Patient Services at 607-547-6691 or barbara.tarka@bassett.org.

If you have other questions about Bassett’s Junior Volunteer Program, please contact Patient Services at 607-547-6691, or fax request to 607-547-3584.

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