Youth Summer Volunteer Program

Ages 14-17
Youth can learn about the health care environment and gain life and work experience in many health care settings. If you are 18, but are enrolled in high school, you can still participate in this program.

General Information

  • Applications will be accepted Feb. 1 through May 14.
  • A commitment of at least one shift per week for 8 out of the 12-week summer program is mandatory. The 2018 summer program begins May 29 and ends Aug. 17. Please see below for the steps required for placement.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Genuine interest in being of service to others
  • Must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Maintain a “C” average during the course of the school year
  • Complete the application process and participate in a free health assessment and mandatory orientation/training sessions, as required.
  • Permission from a parent or guardian to participate, if under 18 years of age.
  • Volunteers purchase their own uniforms ($20).

How to Apply

Step 1: Submit youth volunteer application online and immediately continue with steps 2 and 3.

Step 2: Print the following links and complete the forms. Bring them with you to your interview, along with a copy of your current immunizations.

Step 3: Schedule a mandatory interview for one of the following dates by calling (785) 354-6095 (Monday through Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

  • April 24: 2-5 p.m.
  • April 26: 2-5 p.m.
  • May 2: 2-5 p.m.
  • May 14: 2-5 p.m.

We encourage you to schedule your interview for the earliest date that you are available. Placements are filled during the interview process so later interview dates will have less placement options.

  • Location: All sessions will be held in the Volunteer Services office, North Patient Tower, Basement Level. Follow signs from the hospital’s main entrance. Please allow one hour to complete the interview process.
  • A mandatory tuberculin skin test which requires a small blood sample will be given at the interview.
  • Your photo for your ID badge will be taken at the interview.
  • We encourage that a parent/guardian accompany applicant as we may have questions about scheduling, consent forms, etc.
  • If age 18 or over, complete an additional form at the interview which will ask for your Social Security number and name affiliations for a criminal background check.
  • If accepted, volunteer placement will also be provided at the conclusion of the interview. Details about the mandatory orientation will be given at that time.

Step 4:  Attend one of the following mandatory orientation dates. Information regarding locations will be given at the time of the interview.

  • Tuesday, May 8: 4:30 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17: 4:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Preparing for Your First Day

By the end of May, summer volunteers will receive, by email, their summer schedule and job description of the area(s). Please be sure we have a current email address.

First Day

On your first day, report to the Volunteer Services Department to receive your ID badge, sign final paperwork and get introduced to your volunteer area.


Volunteering provides youths with helpful experience, builds employment skills, and is a valuable skill to include on a resume.