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
  • Attendance at a Junior Volunteer Information Session: Students must attend the Information Session with a parent or legal guardian – please have the student call us at 973-322-5592 for a brief interview, and to be placed on our waiting list
  • Completed Application (provided after the information session)
    • Reference Form: to be completed by H.S. guidance counselor

    • Medical Attestation Form: to be completed by student’s physician

    • Tuberculosis Skin Test: Two two-step tests for the first year; one two-step test annually thereafter – to be completed by student’s physician.

    • Influenza vaccine (offered at SBMC at no charge for current volunteers, minors must be accompanied by an adult)

  • 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 purchased by volunteer and ID name badge provided by the Medical Center, along with business casual attire (no jeans or shorts)

Patient Stories

  • “It’s a wonderful thing. I have so much more energy now, and I have so much more time to myself."

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  • Lisa made me feel at ease immediately. She tested my voice, suggested voice exercises, role modeled them, and allowed my son to take video of me mirror imaging Lisa for practice at home

    Gail
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