Summer Volunteer Program

Summer Volunteer Program

UH Portage Medical Center offers the opportunity for high school and college students to volunteer over the summer months during their school break. The program runs ten weeks and students are assigned to age-appropriate volunteer jobs throughout the hospital and affiliate medical sites.

Students must submit a volunteer application, interview with a member of the Volunteer Services Department and attend a mandatory orientation. Students are asked to commit to a minimum 4 hours per week to the program. Most volunteer experiences will be assigned Monday - Friday with limited weekend volunteer opportunities available to students.

Note: Students with schedule conflicts involving more than two weeks of the program calendar should not apply. Returning students are given priority.

2017 Summer Volunteer Program Important Dates

Monday, May 22, 2017

Deadline to submit application for Summer Volunteer Program

How to apply:

  • Online at (access Volunteer Services page under the “About” tab).
  • Students under age 18 also need to print out a School Recommendation and Parental Consent form to be signed and mailed in separately.
  • Paper applications are also available in the Volunteer Services Department at UH Portage Medical Center.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Volunteer Orientation: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. UH Portage Medical Center
(make-up orientation Wednesday, June 7, 2 – 5 p.m. for students with school conflicts.)

Week of June 12, 2017

Summer Volunteer Program begins

Week of August 14, 2017

Last week of Summer Volunteer Program

For more information, contact the Volunteer Services Department at 330-297-2591.

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* Compliance training site
* Observation Application
* Watch OR Video
* Download OR Quiz

All observers are required to complete compliance training. Turn in confirmation page with completed observation application to the Observation Coordinator. For questions, call 330-297-2591.

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