Carolinas HealthCare System

CMC Teen Volunteer Program

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is excited to offer year round volunteer opportunities to high school students ages 14-18. (If you are 14 but not yet in high school, please wait to apply until you are enrolled as a freshman.) Volunteer Services looks for mature, self-driven, dependable teens who are seeking to serve the patients, families and staff members of Carolinas Medical Center.

Volunteers provide non-clinical support. There are a variety of opportunities throughout the hospital whether delivering sterile equipment to various units throughout the hospital, providing directions and/or escorting patients and visitors throughout our facility, assisting in our gift shop, among many others.

The application process consists of completing and returning the application to the Volunteer Services Department. Each application requires two adult references (non-family members) who have known the applicant for at least one full year, one of which should be a teacher or coach. We also require a background disclosure verification. The Volunteer Department does require background checks on all volunteers that hope to serve in the hospital.

The Volunteer Department will call to schedule an interview once both references have responded. At this point, the volunteer candidate and the Volunteer Coordinator will discuss volunteer availability and interests. Decisions will be made based on departmental requests. If selected, the volunteer must attend an orientation prior to volunteering in the hospital. The orientation is roughly three hours long and provides information volunteers need to know in order to safely provide service in a hospital setting.

Volunteers will also be required to receive health clearance from the Employee Health Department. Students will be required to present a copy of their vaccinations, a health history form, and documentation of the first of two TB skin tests before clearance will be given. At least two weeks after the first TB test, the volunteer will need to return and have a second TB test performed.

Volunteers are required to be available on a weekly basis. Volunteers commit to coming the same day/time each week, typically after school from 4 – 7:00 p.m. Please be aware that there are limited positions available. Not all applicants are offered positions. The application process may take anywhere from 4 – 8 weeks depending on how quickly references respond and how quickly we get the results of the background check.

If you would like to apply, please download the volunteer application.

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