Junior Volunteer Program - Summer 2020
The 2020 Junior Volunteer Program is a 6-week program designed to provide 20 qualified students ages 15 through 17 with experiential and educational information about healthcare careers and volunteerism. Students must be 15 by June 17, 2020. The program runs from June 15 to July 24.
Following a review of all applications, applicants will be called for interviews. To be accepted into the program, you must pass a background check and drug screen. Confirmation of final acceptance into the program will be mailed to your home address. At that time, you will be scheduled for hospital orientation and volunteer training to be held on Monday, June 15 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. This training is mandatory for all volunteers.
Following orientation, the program continues on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 4 hours each day from Wednesday, June 17th through Friday, July 24th. Starting times will vary and are determined by the area in which you are assigned. Consequently, you must have transportation to and from Medical City McKinney. Lunch will be provided.
Applications must be completed and returned by Friday, April 10 to:
Medical City McKinney
Volunteer Office - Junior Volunteer Program
4500 Medical Center Dr.
McKinney, TX 75069
Applications may also be dropped off at the Information Desk in the lobby between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday by April 10.
The packet consists of:
- Junior Volunteer Application Form
- Junior Volunteer Agreement Form
- Junior Volunteer Program Parental Consent Form
- 2 letters of recommendation (1 teacher and 1 from an adult outside your immediate family - i.e. pastor, neighbor, friend who has known you for a minimum of 2 years)
You will be notified of your acceptance into the program by letter. We look forward to your participating in our program. If you have questions about the Junior Volunteer Program, you may contact us at (972) 540-4993.
Thank you for your interest in the volunteer program at Medical City McKinney. Members of the Auxiliary:
- Volunteer time to help patients, visitors and hospital staff
- Raise funds through the Gift Shop
- Raise funds through other fundraisers held throughout the year to purchase non-budgeted items for the hospital
Each year, the Auxiliary also offers a minimum of six scholarships to high school seniors interested in a career in the medical field., as well as makes donations to the Samaritan Inn, Community Food Pantry of McKinney, Serenity High School, McNeil Elementary School, and other charitable organizations.
Can you think of a better way to give back to the community in which you live and work? If you have a minimum of four hours a week to share, we encourage you to take the first step to join our wonderful family of volunteers.
What’s In It for You?
- You may learn or develop new skills, in addition to using or honing current ones.
- You may develop an interest in a particular skill or medical profession.
- Volunteering provides valuable work experience that young people need in applying for jobs, scholarship and college programs.
- You will receive the intangible rewards of contributing to patient care and recovery.
- You can make a difference and contribute to society by giving back to your community.
- You can make lifelong friends.
- Your personal health improves. People who volunteer on a regular basis are proven to:
- Less likely suffer from heart disease
- Less likely suffer from depression
- Visit the doctor/hospital less often
- Live over a year longer than non-volunteers
- You set a good example for children and grandchildren.
- But mostly...IT FEELS GOOD!
How Do I Get Started?
- Complete the adult volunteer online application or request an application from the front desk in the main lobby of the hospital. If you wish to have an application emailed to you, call (972) 547-8010.
- Schedule an interview by calling (972) 547-8010 .
- Following the interview, you will visit the Human Resources Department for additional items, including a background check, drug screen and TB test (all done at the hospital’s expense).
- When test results and background check clear, you will be scheduled for a three-hour hospital orientation, which is conducted from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- Following orientation, you will visit with a placement coordinator, who will help determine a role that is best suited to your interests and skills.
- Now the fun begins!