UH Portage Medical Center

Summer Volunteer Program at UH Portage Medical Center

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

2023 Summer Volunteer Program

UH Portage Medical Center offers a ten-week volunteer program for high school and college students over the summer months. Students are assigned to volunteer jobs throughout the hospital and affiliate medical sites.

Additional benefits for summer volunteer participants:

  • Opportunity to have a half-day observational experience in a health care career area of their choice
  • Exclusive monthly “Lunch and Learn” sessions to meet and ask questions from UH Portage Medical Center health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists or pharmacists.

Students must submit a volunteer application, interview with Volunteer Services and attend an orientation session. Students are asked to commit to one shift, 3-4 hours per week. Most volunteer experiences are assigned Monday through Friday with limited volunteer opportunities available evenings and weekends.

Note: Students with schedule conflicts involving more than two weeks of the program calendar should not apply. Returning students are given priority for scheduling assignments. Students are encouraged to apply early as assignment spots are limited. Applications should be submitted by Friday, May 5th, 2023.

How to apply

Members of the Auxiliary hold a check for $500,000 for support of new echocardiogram equipment and physical therapy renovations

Apply online through our Volunteer Services page. Please note that students under age 18 also need to print out a School Recommendation and Parental Consent form to be filled out and returned separately.

Important Dates

Informational Session (Optional):

Join us for a Q&A Session over Zoom to learn more about the Summer Volunteer Program. Tuesday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Required Orientation (Choose One Date To Attend):

Summer volunteers are required to attend one Volunteer Orientation in-person at UH Portage Medical Center on Tuesday, May 16,  2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. or Wednesday, May 31, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

2023 Summer Volunteer Program Schedule

The program begins the week of June 4 and ends the week of August 6, 2023.

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