College Volunteers

Rutgers HPO/RWJ Volunteer Intensive Program

The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers is our number one priority. As we continue to proactively respond to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all volunteer activities at RWJUH Somerset and RWJUH in New Brunswick. Thank you for your interest. Adult applicants may submit an adult online profile form for future consideration and we will respond once we are able to resume our volunteer activities. We are unable to accept any teen volunteer applications at this time.

This program is a special collaboration with the Rutgers Health Professions Office. It offers current Rutgers-New Brunswick students the opportunity for a limited one-semester volunteer commitment of 50 hours. The HPO/RWJ VIP is offered three times a year to coincide with the academic calendar (fall, spring, summer). When accepted into the program, volunteers will commit to one four-hour shift in a selected department for a minimum of 50 hours of service in 15 weeks.

To be eligible for this program, students must have the following:

  • A file in the Health Professions Office for at least a month, along with at least one recorded appointment with an HPO advisor (on HPOdrome)
  • Completed at least one semester at Rutgers, New Brunswick
  • Completed at least one semester of General Biology or General Chemistry with a grade of B or better. If students have AP credit for those courses they must have a least one graded science course on their transcript with a B or better.
  • Must have an overall AND science GPA (on HPOdrome) of 3.0 or higher

Interested students meeting the above qualifications should forward their name and RUID# to Tracey Hasse ( at Rutgers HPO to be prescreened. Qualified students will be contacted to come in and discuss in more detail and receive an application.

Due to the current suspension of the volunteer program, no prescreening is being conducted nor applications available at this time.

Please do not complete the online volunteer profile form. Doing so will complicate the application process and may result in exclusion from the program.

Other College Students

All other college students, including other students at Rutgers, are encouraged to complete the respective adult volunteer profile form for their hospital campus of interest.

Submit a Profile Form to the Department of Volunteer Services now: New Brunswick or Somerset

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 | Somerset: 908-685-2952