Summer Student Volunteer Program
Thank you for your interest in Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Student Volunteer Program. This Program is viewed as an educational experience. Volunteering provides opportunities for teens to learn a sense of civic responsibility and become familiar with a variety of professions in the health care setting.
Benefits of being a Student Volunteer:
- Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from assisting your community
- Exposure to a hospital setting
- Gain work experience
- Helps with career decision making
- Opportunity to make friends and meet new people
- Volunteers are high school students between 14 and 17 years old; a student must be 14 by June 1st of the initiating service or be entering ninth grade. A student is eligible to participate until completion of twelfth grade or 18 years of age.
- The Student Volunteer Program runs for 8 weeks each summer.
- New student applications are typically available by the end of January at: northernlighthealth.org/volunteeremmc and are due by March 31. First year students are required to obtain two reference letters as part of the application. Click here for the application.
- First year students are expected to complete a health screening (provided by our Northern Light WorkHealth Office).
- First year students attend an interview with the Student Volunteer Coordinator.
- Student volunteers attend a mandatory orientation.
- Student volunteers receive department specific training and are expected to be familiar with and understand all the information in the orientation handbook.
- Shifts are available 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. If you are enrolling in driver’s education class or summer school, please be aware that our program requirements may not work with your schedule. Students are required to commit to at least 1 day per week (8 hours) for at least six weeks of the eight week program. Your availability may affect your acceptance into the program. Students are given a morning and afternoon assignment which will remain the same for the duration of the program.
Katelyn S. Stoddard | Student Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 404 | Bangor, ME 04402