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VolunTeen Program – Summer 2024 Information

Make a difference in your community while having fun and exploring the healthcare environment at Northside Hospital Cherokee. Our summer program is designed to provide students interested in healthcare careers access to the operations of a hospital. Volunteering is a fun activity, with hospital exposure. However, it’s also a serious commitment. VolunTeens provide hundreds of hours of valuable service to our patients, families and team members, and your department will depend on you for your assigned shift. Northside Cherokee offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings, included, but not limited to, customer service, clinical and non-clinical areas, patient transport and wayfinding. Please note that the teen program is competitive. We will offer 10 spots to the most qualified and enthusiastic teens. The selection process requires a 30 minute interview, which will occur in April. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a formal email with the date, time and location of this interview.

The 2024 Summer VolunTeen Program Dates:

  • May 28th, 2024 – July 31st, 2024

Requirements and Instructions for applying for the NHC VolunTeen Program:

  • You must be 15 years of age by May 1, 2024 and a rising sophomore, junior or senior in high school
  • You must live in Cherokee County and or have a parent or guardian employed at Northside Hospital Cherokee
  • Have an interest in healthcare
  • Complete the VolunTeen Application
    (Return all additional required documents by the deadline of March 22, 2024)

    All applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than March 22nd.

    We will not accept emailed applications or applications dropped off.

    Incomplete applications received will not be considered.

  • Be able to complete one 4 hour shift per week for 6 full weeks of the 9 week program. Morning and afternoon shifts are available Monday – Friday only. Weekend and evening shifts are not available options for VolunTeens. Service hour certificates will only be released if the minimum of 24 hours and 6 full week requirement has been completed.
  • Include the completed VolunTeen Medical History
  • Include the following two Teacher Recommendation Forms
  • Include the completed VolunTeen Agreement
  • Include the completed VolunTeen Parent Agreement
  • Include a photo of student applicant
  • Complete Absence Request Form
  • Both a parent/guardian must attend one of the two offered VolunTeen Orientation class.
    Tuesday, April 23rd @ 6PM or Monday, May 6th @ 6 PM in the Galleria Classroom at NHCherokee.
    Parent or Guardian will be required to attend the first 20 minutes of the orientation, then they are dismissed.
  • Purchase the required VolunTeen uniform top for $20.00 at Orientation
  • Wear designated VolunTeen uniform while volunteering
  • Include the completed Application Checklist in the application packet.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Certificate of program completion necessary for college and/or scholarships
  • Complimentary lunch in the cafeteria for each shift worked
  • Build a resume of service for college
  • Learn new skills through exposure to a world class hospital environment
  • Meet new people while helping others
  • Contribute to your community

Due to the limited number of teen positions available (10) not all applicants will be accepted into the program. The selection criteria includes, but is not limited to: receipt of completed application and required documents by March 10, 2024; ability to make required time commitment, previous volunteer/community services experiences, student leadership positions, communication skills, ability to take initiative and a future career interest in healthcare. Students are accepted to only one VolunTeen Summer Program. If applying to multiple hospital programs please note, you may only be accepted into one of the metro county hospital programs.

Please consider carefully whether volunteering will fit your schedule or other life commitments. You must have the willingness and ability to support your volunteer assignment. The department in which you volunteer depends on you. By submitting your completed application, you are agreeing to the program requirements.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a 2024 NHC Summer VolunTeen. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please follow these steps in order to complete your 2024 NHC VolunTeen Program application

Step 1: Complete the online VolunTeen Application

Step 2: Download the following documents. Complete and include when sending in your application packet:

Please include a photo or copy of a photo of the applicant

Step 3: Application only accepted via mail
Mail:
Northside Hospital Cherokee
Volunteer Services/VolunTeen
450 Northside Cherokee Blvd
Canton, GA 30115

Step 4: Once the completed VolunTeen Application with completed document has been received, an email will be sent out no later than March 27th about scheduling an interview in April.

Step 5: If accepted to the 2024 NHC VolunTeen Program you will send a New VolunTeen Acceptance/Orientation Packet. Applicants will be notified by mail the week of April 15th

Step 6: Both a Parent/guardian and student must attend one mandatory VolunTeen Orientation held on Monday, May 1st or May 2nd at 6 PM at NHCherokee – Galleria Classroom.

Step 7: Northside requires all employees and volunteers to be tested for tuberculosis. Information on this process will be given out in the VolunTeen acceptance packet and orientation.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a 2024 Northside Hospital Cherokee Summer VolunTeen. We look forward to receiving your application

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