Address

1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, Kan. 66604

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Phone

(785) 354-6095

Youth Volunteer Program

For Ages 13-17

General Information
Youth volunteers may participate in one or both of the summer or academic school year programs. For questions, call (785) 354-6095.

Summer Program
Applications will be accepted Feb. 1 through April 15, 2014. A commitment of at least one shift per week for 8 out of the 11-week summer program is required. The 2014 summer program begins May 28 and ends August 15.

After submitting your application online and collecting the additional information required (see application process) you will need to call Volunteer Services, (785) 354-6095 to set up an interview on one of the following dates:

Interview Sessions (mandatory)
April 21, 23, 29: 2:30 – 5:30 pm
May 1: 2:30 – 5:30 pm

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.

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. 

Academic School Year Program 
Applications may be submitted Sept. 1 through Feb. 1. (After Feb. 1, applications will be considered for the summer program). After submitting your application online and collecting the additional information required (see application process) you will need to call Volunteer Services, (785) 354-6095 to set up an interview.

Qualifications

  • Genuine interest in being of service to others
  • Must be at least 13 years of age
  • Maintain a “C” average during the course of the school year
  • Complete the application process and participate in mandatory orientation and training sessions, as required
  • Permission from a parent or guardian to participate, if under 18 years of age

Other Requirements

  • Purchase a volunteer polo shirt ($20)
  • Complete a minimum of 32 hours during the summer program or 50 hours during the academic school year
  • Receive a Tuberculin Test provided by hospital
  • Complete the health review (with parent/guardian signature)
  • Provide recommendation from teacher/guidance counselor
  • Receive a flu shot provided by hospital, if volunteering for the academic school year
  • Documentation of MMR, varicella and any other immunizations

Applications accepted for the academic school year – Sept. 1 through Feb. 1.
Applications accepted for the summer program – Feb. 1 through April 15.

To complete the application process you need to:

Step Two
Information Gathering
Before calling to set up an interview you will need to collect the following information. Please do not call for an interview until you have collected the following:

BRING ALL OF THE COMPLETED DOCUMENTATION TO THE INTERVIEW

  1. Copy of immunization record. This should include two (2) measles, mumps, rubella immunizations (MMR) and varicella (chicken pox) immunizations.
  2. Copy of recent grade report (can be last quarter report if current one is unavailable)
  3. Review the 2014 summer program opportunities, print and complete the placement information sheet for whichever program you are applying for.
    1. Academic school year placement information sheet
    2. Summer placement information sheet
  4. Pre-Volunteer Health Review (Print out and complete. Be sure to include parent/guardian consent).
  5. Vaccination Declination Statement (Print out and complete. Be sure to include parent/guardian consent).
  6. Print the Teacher/Guidance Counselor Reference Form. Complete top portion of the form and give to reference. Upon completion by the teacher or counselor, they will fax the form to Volunteer Services. (Fax# (785) 354-5812)
  7. Review Uniform Requirements and print the 2014 Uniform Order Form. You will be asked to provide your uniform size when you schedule your interview. Bring the completed order form to your interview. If accepted, your uniform will be ready by your first day of volunteering. Cost is $20 and checks are payable to Stormont-Vail HealthCare.
  8. Print the Seasonal Influenza Consent Form and complete the information. This is required for the academic school year program ONLY.

Step Three
Call (785) 354-6095 (Monday through Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for interview. 

Step Four
At the interview, you will also receive a mandatory tuberculin skin test which requires a small blood sample. 

Again, ALL PAPERWORK NEEDS TO BE COMPLETE AND BROUGHT TO INTERVIEW.

We encourage that a parent/guardian accompany applicant as we may have questions about scheduling, consent forms, etc.

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 Five
Mandatory Orientation
All participants are required to attend one of the orientation sessions scheduled. 

New Volunteer Orientation (mandatory)
Saturday, May 3:  9 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, May 14 – 4-6:30 pm

Step Six
Preparing for First Day
By the end of May, summer volunteers will receive their summer schedule and job description of the area(s) they will be volunteering by e-mail. Please be sure we have a current e-mail address.

Step Seven
First Day
Volunteers will arrive on their first day in Volunteer Services, receive ID badge, sign final paperwork and get introduced to their volunteer area.


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