Summer Youth Volunteer Program

June 18 – August 10, 2018

This volunteer program is designed for current high school students who have completed at least their freshman year. 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.  This is also a great opportunity for students to gain valuable interview experience in a professional setting, as well as meaningful work experience and professional references.

The Summer Youth Program has limited spaces, so we will be selecting our participants following face-to-face interviews with each applicant. Invitation-only, mandatory orientation and training will be on Tuesday, June 12.  Selected participants will receive additional details following their interviews.

Students who are selected for the program will work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week for eight weeks, but participants may be approved to work multiple shifts per week. We will do our best to accommodate predetermined vacations, camps or sports, but participants must commit to all assigned 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 wrap-up event on August 10. All participants in the Summer Youth Volunteer Program will receive a certificate of completion and a letter confirming their hours for use in college and scholarship applications as well as other career-prep materials.

Applying to be a Summer 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: Volunteer Services, Attn: Jenny Burmeister, 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 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 11 and interviews will be scheduled for the weeks following the application deadline.  For questions, please call Volunteer Services at 517-205-4840.


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