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JV Requirements and Assignment Options

Requirements

  • A Junior Volunteer (JV) must be at least 14 years of age by June 1 of the year they are applying to be a volunteer
  • Applications are ONLY available October 1st – December 31st of each year on our website at MCHOdessa.com/Organizations/Volunteer Services.
  • Applicants will be contacted for an interview in late February and must pass all hospital required screenings before being accepted as a Jr. Volunteer.
  • New applicants will be accepted based on how many openings are available each year as many of our current JV return yearly until they graduate.
  • Students selected into the program must attend a hospital in-service orientation in the Spring.
  • Volunteer hours transferred from other hospitals will be accepted when a letter of recommendation and verification is received from the transferring healthcare system.
  • JV will wear a uniform which consists of red Polo shirt, MCH issued vest, khaki pants and closed toed shoes.
  • Volunteer hours earned are honored and accepted by the Texas Scholars Program.
  • JV cannot volunteer for more than 8 hours in one day
  • Shifts Mon-Friday are from 8:30am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
  • JV will have a variety of areas to serve in and will self-schedule their assignments.
  • JV are encouraged to volunteer for MCH sponsored special events usually held on weekends throughout the year. Shifts will vary depending on the need.
  • JV are required and should be committed to volunteer at least 15 hours monthly in June, July and August. Other hours can be acquired throughout the year by assisting with Special Events.
  • Service Award Hours are presented to Junior Volunteers at the annual awards celebration event normally scheduled in August.

Assignment Options

  • Medical Floors
  • IT Department
  • Main Volunteer Desks
  • Radiology
  • Central Supply
  • Health & Wellness Department
  • Recovery Room WSMP
  • Popcorn
  • Respiratory
  • Medical Staff
  • Business Office
  • Wound Care
  • Transport
  • Storeroom
  • Performance Improvement