Who are Volunteens?
A unique group of energetic teens that give their time and energy to serve other people. Volunteens provide an educational experience for Health Care Careers and an opportunity to grow in specific areas and personal accountability. Volunteens must be minimum of 14 years old.
What commitment is asked of a Volunteen?
We ask volunteens to make a commitment of one full semester during the school year or for full summer break. Teens volunteer one shift per week on the same day, time and assignment during the school year. (Example: Volunteer Office, Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.). During the summer, teens volunteer on the same day, time and assignment during a 4 hour shift. Shifts are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - Noon or Noon to 4 p.m. Students involved in several clubs, sports activities, summer school, multiple camps and/or vacations may find that they cannot make the commitment. Volunteering at Boone is much like the responsibility of a job and people are counting on you to be punctual and call when you will not be there. You must provide your own transportation.
How do I become a Volunteen?
- Complete an application form.
- Write a paragraph explaining why you are interested in volunteering at Boone Hospital.
- Request a letter of recommendation from a teacher, spiritual advisor, mentor or person 18 years and older who is not related to you. Please have contact information included to communicate with the person writing your recommendation.
- Submit proof of immunizations.
- Submit verification of a negative 2-step TB test. This process is done over a two week period. (You have the test placed and go back 48 - 72 hours to have it read, wait a week and have the process repeated). This can be done for a nominal fee at the Columbia/Boone Health Department, 874-7355 or at Boone Hospital Center's Employee Health Dept. Employee Health may place the test on Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Attend Volunteen orientation.
We ask that parents/guardians allow the students to fill out the applications and then check for accuracy, legibility, and readability.