2021 Northside Hospital Cherokee Summer VolunTeen Program – Tentative Plans

Good News! Although we are uncertain as to whether we will have or summer program, we are proceeding with planning and will make a decision by March 31st.

Bad news: The pandemic has altered the manner in which our program is normally implemented. We will not be able to accept as many students as we have in the past.

Please carefully read the clarifications below.

If we are able to proceed:
We will be accepting fewer students this year due to limited service areas.
We will accept only 5 “New” VolunTeens for the summer of 2021.

Returning VolunTeens will be considered first.

These are teens who participated successfully in the summer of 2019.

Returning VolunTeens will be considered on a first-received, first placed order. Get your completed applications in ASAP after you receive our March 31st email.

Returning VoluntTeens must have their completed 2021 VolunTeen Program application in the Volunteer Services office via email of fax no later than April 19th. Anything received April 19th or after will not be considered.

“New VolunTeens” who successfully submitted a completed a 2020 application will be considered next.

  1. Students who successfully applied in 2020 will receive and email with an application and instructions on April 1st. Nothing will be mailed; so please inform us if your email has changed.
  2. Completed applications will must be returned via email or fax no later than April 19th.
  3. “New” VolunTeens will be considered on a first received, first placed with completed application order. Get your application in ASAP after you receive your April 1st email.
  4. We will not accept applications after April 19th.

Unfortunately we will not able to accept any additional students this year.

Given the uncertainties of the effects of the pandemic:

A definitive answer as to whether or not the 2021 VolunTeen Program can take place will be announced on March 31st 2021 on this web site.

Mark your calendar with these important dates:

March 31, 2021: Decision on whether the 2021 Summer VolunTeen Program can proceed will be announced on this website.

March 31, 2021: Returning students will receive an email with 2021 VolunTeen Program application attached.

April 1, 2021: An email with the 2021 VolunTeen Program application will be sent out to students who successfully completed an application in 2020.

April 19, 2021: Returning VolunTeens and New VolunTeens applications are due. Applications received on via email and fax only.

April 20 – 23, 2021: Any “New VolunTeen” who successfully returned a completed application will receive a phone call for a scheduled phone interview the week of April 26th -29th.

April 30, 2021: Students will receive an email as to whether they were accepted into the program.

Stay Safe and Healthy. We hope to see you soon!