Junior Volunteer Programs

Junior Volunteer Opportunities

Junior Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and already in the 9th grade in high school. Junior Volunteers are placed twice a year (summer and school year). Attendance is mandatory at one of the recruitment open house/information sessions. All individuals who would like to be considered must attend the open house with a parent or guardian.

The open house/information sessions for School year 2017-18 opportunities will be in the Multipurpose Room in the main hospital building. Sessions are one hour in length and the candidate and parent must attend the entire session. Times and dates are listed below.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 9, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m.

Deadlines for School Year 2017-18 

Complete applications must be received in the Volunteer Student Services office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Information on orientation dates and other deadlines will be available at the open house/information sessions.

Junior volunteer applicants can expect the following if they are offered a position; 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.

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 references on the application form
  • Separate  paragraph 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 Interns interested in placement for School year 2017-18 please contact the Volunteer and Student Services Office for details.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact our Volunteer and Student Services Coordinator at the email or phone number below. 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]