Teen / High School Volunteers

Weekday opportunities are from 4 to 6 p.m. for ages 15 and up, or 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 16 and up.

Our Volunteer program is for teens who want to serve their community in a world-class health care setting. Teen volunteer opportunities are available mornings, afternoons and evenings, seven days a week. RWJ Volunteers support the hospital by greeting, directing and escorting visitors, visiting patients on nursing floors, and discharging patients.

Volunteer Service Requirements:

  • Age: 15 to 18 years old (must have completed ninth grade)
  • Getting to know you: Answer interview questions regarding skills and experience levels
  • Time Commitment: The minimum time commitment is 75 hours of service per year. Our hope is for volunteers to be available 2-3 hours on a weekly basis.
  • Volunteer Orientation Class: Attendance at orientation for new volunteers
  • Medical clearance
    • Health attestation form (completed by personal physician) to include TB screening, immunization status, flu vaccine (during designated time frame) with review and support from RWJ Corporate Care/Employee Health
    • Urine Drug Screen (conducted at RWJ Corporate Care/Employee Health at no charge to volunteer)
  • Dress Code: all volunteers are required to wear the provided volunteer uniform/ T-shirt
  • Volunteers MUST be fully vaccinated
  • Please be aware that we do not offer internships or shadowing opportunities.

We make it easy for interested teens to get started: To begin the Volunteer registration process and receive an application, the teen must email Volunteer Director Jacob Persily at Jacob.Persily@rwjbh.org. Please note that we are unable to send applications at a parent’s request.

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Services department between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New Brunswick: 732-937-8507