Student Samaritan Program
Welcome Junior Samaritans!
The Student Samaritan Program (formerly known as the Junior Samaritan Program) is for high school students who are ages 15 to 18 (going into their sophomore to senior year of high school) who would like to give volunteer service at HSHS St. John's Hospital during the summer of 2020. The program has a minimum requirement of 32 hours of service between June 15 and August 7, 2020. Our goal is to provide an enriching experience as you contribute your hours of service for the benefit of our patients, families and staff.
We will only be accepting 20 applications this year. After successful completion of the summer session you may wish to continue your assignment throughout the school year, and we will be happy to consider that option.
Our teen volunteers must be interested and enthusiastic about what they are doing. It is important to be able to function independently under the general supervision of staff, and be comfortable talking to adults and children.Typically, teen volunteers provide service in many areas including information desk, valet assistant/greeter, gift shop, waiting rooms and much more..
Most of the volunteer positions do not include direct patient contact, and those that do are usually filled by returning student samaritans.Positions are assigned by the volunteer office according to department needs and schedules. The student samaritan program is not an internship or a shadow program, and it is not an opportunity to get clinical experience. Shadowing, observation and internship hours are scheduled through St. John’s Human Resources Department, 544-6464, ext. 55600.