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)

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