How to Become an Teen Volunteer

Teen volunteers assist our patients, visitors, and staff with various tasks and projects

Teen Volunteer Service Requirements

  • Age: Minimum 15 years of age
  • Initial Informational Phone Call: Students should call us at 973-322-5592 and leave a message to request a brief phone discussion - student will be placed on our waiting list if qualified. Please allow up to 2-3 business days for a return call, and be sure to leave a contact number.
  • Completed Application (provided after the information session)
    • Reference Form: to be completed by H.S. guidance counselor

    • Medical Attestation Form and Clearance: to be completed by student’s physician – includes all current medical requirements to ensure up to date immunization status.

    • COVID-19 full vaccination, including booster dose

  • Attendance at Orientation Program: this includes important safety and regulatory information necessary for all volunteers

  • Time Commitment: Volunteers are expected to serve a minimum of once per week and overall for one year or longer, according to set schedules

  • Dress Code: Volunteer jacket and ID name badge provided by the Medical Center, along with business attire (no jeans/denim, shorts, or casual clothes)

Patient Stories

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