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Junior Volunteer Program

Being a Newton Medical Center junior volunteer is an incredibly rewarding experience. No matter what your interest or skills, chances are there’s a position in our hospital that’s right for you.

Junior Volunteer Requirements

Junior volunteers must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 17
  • Commit to a minimum of 50 hours of service*; shifts are available Sunday through Saturday, 6:00am to 8:00pm
  • Complete medical prerequisites and training before their start date

*Once this condition has been fulfilled, juniors may volunteer three-hour shifts after school or on weekends during the academic year.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Junior Volunteer

Junior volunteers assist the Newton Medical Center staff with non-clinical functions under the direction of department supervisors and in accordance with all hospital policies and procedures. This may include:

  • Discharging patients
  • Making unoccupied beds
  • Distributing fresh drinking water, ice, nourishment and/or juices
  • Auditing hospital-wide initiatives to measure progress and compliance
  • Running various errands
  • Performing administrative tasks 
  • Providing complimentary patient services, such as writing letters, reading and conversing
  • Delivering mail, packages and flowers
  • Stocking storage units

How to Become a Junior Volunteer

  • Complete our online junior volunteer application and agreement
  • Obtain two references from teachers or other adults
  • Candidates whose applications are accepted after an interview* will need to provide:
    • Health certificate signed by a physician with proof of vaccinations
    • Documentation of a two-part tuberculosis test
  • Attend a three-hour orientation and training session

* Applicants will be contacted for an interview only if there is a volunteer opportunity available.