Who are Salina Regional's Youth Volunteers?
Youth Volunteers are high school students ages 14-18 who personally request program consideration and contribute a minimum of 40 service hours to Salina Regional during the summer months. Youth volunteers are selected from applicants interviewed for service positions in more than twenty-five health center areas and must meet these additional requirements:
- have a 2.0 or higher GPA and letters of reference
- complete immunization and TB test requirements
- return signed confidentiality and parental consent forms
- attend the half-day orientation and complete department or unit training
These are the minimum requirements. In fact most student volunteers are serious students with high GPAs. Most serve more than 40 hours during the summer–although with camps, family vacations, jobs, and other activities it requires super organization. Many Youth Volunteers are interested in healthcare careers and return to us as college students during semester and summer break times. Some return as healthcare professionals when they complete their studies.
Each spring in late March, an information meeting is held for Youth Volunteer applicants. Those wishing to receive notice of this meeting can call or email either of the contacts listed below.
Numbers of Youth Volunteers are limited to 30-35 each summer. They are assigned to a specific department or unit–some of them clinical areas, others support areas not directly related to patient care.
Salina Regional values its Youth Volunteers and welcomes this opportunity to help students explore healthcare career interests.