Summer Youth Volunteer Program

June 27 – August 12, 2016

This volunteer program is designed for current high school students age 15 and up. The purpose of the program is to empower teens with leadership and communication skills and provide them with exposure to the hospital environment, while they contribute to the community.

The Summer Youth Program has limited spaces, and we will be selecting our participants following face-to-face interviews with each applicant. Mandatory orientation and training will be on June 22, time to be determined.

Students who are selected for the program will work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week for eight weeks, but participants may choose to work multiple shifts per week. We will do our best to accommodate predetermined vacations, camps or sports, but participants must commit to all chosen shifts for the entire period of the program. It will also be expected that participants communicate any scheduling conflicts in advance. 

We will celebrate a successful Summer Program with a pizza lunch on August 12. All participants who have worked a minimum of 24 hours in the Summer Youth Volunteer Program will receive a certificate of completion and a letter confirming their hours for use in scholarship applications.

Applying to be a Youth Volunteer

After you have completed the application packet, please submit it one of the following ways: 

  • Submit it in person to the Volunteer Services Department on the first floor of the Anderson Building
  • Mail it to Henry Ford Allegiance Health Volunteers, 205 N. East Ave, Jackson MI 49201, or
  • E-mail it to Jenny Burmeister at

Reviewing your application will enable us to get acquainted with you, and assist us in striking a balance in between your skills and interests and our available summer positions. We will contact you for a face-to-face interview after we process your completed application.

Applications are being accepted now through Friday, May 13 and interviews will be scheduled over the course of several weeks following the application deadline.


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