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Teen Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SJMHS. We are excited you have chosen us for a possible volunteer placement. Our organization values volunteer service and strives to provide a rewarding and challenging experience to those who volunteer. Through volunteering you can make a difference in the lives of others as well as your own. As a volunteer you learn new things about yourself and the world around you, make new friends and expand your skills.

Below, you will find information on how our process works and what steps you will need to complete to become an SJMHS teen volunteer. If you have any questions or concerns while completing the process please don’t hesitate to contact us at


The Summer Teen Volunteer Program runs from the beginning of summer vacation to the end of August. Teen volunteers must be able to make an eight-week commitment and be able to make up absences (absences should not exceed two). Teen volunteers must be able to commit to one four-hour shift per week, same day and time each week. Teens must be ages 16-18 years old and attending high school.

Application Process

  1. Application
    We hope you will consider applying spring 2015.
  2. Have parent or guardian complete consent form/photo release
  3. Reference Letters (2 required)
    Click link to access reference forms. These should be completed by 2 non-relatives.
  4. Interview
    Volunteer Services will contact you to set up a 30 minute interview, after receiving your application.
  5. Health Screening
    If you are accepted into the adult volunteer program, the bulleted list below must be completed. All immunization shots are at no expense to you and can be administered here, except the Tdap injection, which will need to be administered through your physician's office or Health Department.
    • Test negative for 2 TB skin tests (If positive, volunteer must provide a clear chest x-ray report, free of charge)
    • Provide immunization record or other document showing receipt of two doses of Varicella vaccine, lab test showing immunity, or provide history of having had Chickenpox.
    • Provide immunization record or other document showing receipt of two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubeola (MMR) or evidence of immunity (positive antibody titer) from lab testing.
    • Provide record of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis) vaccine. (The Tdap vaccine is required for anyone (regardless of age) working in a clinical setting.)
    • TB, MMR vaccine may be received through your physician's office or free of charge at our Employee Health Services.
    • Provide record of receiving this year's influenza vaccine. If you haven't received this year's flu shot, you will be required to get one free of charge at our Employee Health Services.
    • Return your Health Clearance form to the Volunteer Department after health screenings has been completed.
  1. Online Orientation (To be completed after interview)
    Congratulations! Once you have been accepted into the volunteer program, you will need to do the following steps for online instructions:
  1. Power Point 
    See online volunteer handbook for further clarification
  2. Quiz
    Please allow thirty continues minutes to complete this quiz fully
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