UH Cleveland Medical Center

Offering an Opportunity for Young People to Give Back to UH Cleveland and the Community

While volunteering is a fun and very rewarding experience, it is also a very serious commitment. Volunteering requires that you be willing to learn, work hard, act responsibly and be open to new experiences. The Summer Youth Volunteer Program is a 10-week program for students age 15 through graduation. Participants volunteer 3 hours per week. Students are permitted to miss only one week. At the conclusion of the program, participants receive a certificate documenting completion. There is not a formal start or end date as students are concluding school at different times. You will be expected to complete 10 weeks over the summer. Please review the Summer Youth Brochure for available opportunities. The program fills rapidly, apply early.

Download Summer Youth Brochure

Application Process

Step 1: Complete Online Summer Youth Application

Complete an online application and have your reference complete the reference form and then submit the reference form to email address listed on the bottom of the reference form. The reference form must be completed by someone who knows you from a professional relationship such as a guidance counselor, teacher, someone you have babysat for, an organization to which you belong, etc.

Step 2: Interview

After your application and reference form have been received you will be contacted to schedule a virtual interview with your parent or guardian. The interview will provide information pertaining to the program and allow the opportunity to ask questions. Parent or guardian will be expected to attend a portion of the interview.

Step 3: Health Screening/Orientation

If accepted into the program you will be required to show proof of COVID Vaccination and also a 2-Step Tuberculosis (TB) or blood draw TB test. UH does not provide TB tests for high school volunteers. You will be required to attend one general orientation session. Dates listed below.

Summer Youth General Orientation Sessions Spring 2023
Date Time Location
Thursday, May 4 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rainbow Amphitheater Room 123
Thursday, May 11 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 pm Rainbow Amphitheater Room 123