Junior Volunteer Program

Junior Volunteer Program

Bassett Healthcare Network'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.

Complete the acceptance process:

All volunteers are welcome to accomplish their PPD readings through Employee Health. To make an appointment, call 607-547-3028.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Students must be at least 14 years old as of July 1, 2019.

At least three weeks in advance.

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.

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.

Volunteers should dress in business casual attire: khakis, dress shirt, or dress pants. No jeans, no open-toed shoes, and no tank tops.

If you feel ill, please contact Volunteer Services at 607-547-6691 or barbara.tarka@bassett.org.


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