Junior Volunteer Programs

Junior Volunteer Opportunities

Junior volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Junior volunteers are placed twice a year (summer and school year). Attendance is mandatory at one of the recruitment open house/information sessions held prior to application deadlines. All individuals who would like to be considered must attend the open house with a parent or guardian.   

The open house/information sessions for Summer 2019 opportunities will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the main hospital building on:

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 4-5 p.m.  

Sessions are one hour in length, and the candidate and parent must attend the entire session.

Deadlines for Summer 2019

Complete applications must be received in the Volunteer Student Services office no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019. Information on orientation dates and other deadlines will be available at the open house/information sessions.

If offered a position, junior volunteers can expect the following: background check, drug screen, health screening, validation of vaccines (MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, and flu – in season), and tuberculosis testing. Testing and validation is done through the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Occupational Health office at no cost to the volunteer once a position is offered and accepted.

Applications must include all of the following:

  • Completed application
  • Most recent grades
  • Two letters of reference from individuals other than those listed as references on your application
  • Complete information for the three references on application form
  • Separate narrative about why you would like to volunteer at MedStar St. Mary’s

(Be sure to include all pieces listed above with your application. Partial applications will not be considered for the program.)

Learning Internships

Learning intern candidates, who are high school students at least 16 years of age and interested in placement for Summer 2019, please see open house/information session schedule and information above, or contact the Volunteer and Student Services Office for details. Deadlines and attendance for learning intern (high school) candidates are the same as for junior volunteers.

College learning Internships are available for summer. Positions are considered on a case-by-case basis, and the application deadline for summer 2019 is Monday, May 6, by 4 p.m.

You can request an application for the learning internship program from the Volunteer and Students Services office at the email address below.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Volunteer and Student Services Coordinator. Thank you for your interest in the volunteer and learning internship programs at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital!

Mary B. Cheseldine
Volunteer and Student Services (VSS) Coordinator
301-475-6453
[email protected]