Dear Prospective Teen Volunteer:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Duncan Regional Hospital. The program is available to students aged 15 or over who will be a sophomore or higher next fall. The application and short essay are required to be considered. Limited spaces are available and are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Returning teen volunteers at DRH receive first priority.
We ask that you serve a minimum of 6 hours per week if possible. This could be done in one day or in two separate days. It is our goal to place students in areas of interest (which should be noted in your essay). We will schedule around your summer schedule the best we can.
Attending an orientation session is mandatory for participation. Students are required to bring one parent or guardian with them to orientation if they are under 18 years of age. You will receive orientation information if accepted into the program.
Teen volunteers are required to take a tuberculosis test, which we will provide prior to you beginning your volunteer service. (It is a simple test done in our Human Resources office.) If for any reason you have already had a TB test in the past year, documentation will be needed to avoid another test.
Because hospital regulations currently require that all paid staff and volunteers be vaccinated for COVID, please be prepared to provide a copy of your vaccination card. Only the first and second doses of the vaccination are required at this time. If you are in the process of receiving your vaccinations, you will not begin volunteering until the second shot has been received. If a Johnson and Johnson vaccination was received, only one shot is required. If the student is accepted but chooses not to take a COVID vaccine, they may apply for a religious or medical exemption. If an exemption is not approved or a vaccination is not completed, the student will not be eligible to volunteer.
Teens will have an official polo shirt to wear, which can be purchased at orientation for $20.00 – your size is requested on the application form. Long (full-length) khaki pants and clean, white (or mostly white) tennis shoes are also part of the DRH Teen Volunteer uniform. Sorry, we do not allow leggings, jeggings, shorts, or capri pants. It is preferred that pants are professional in appearance. Thank you for understanding.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Betty at (580) 251-8495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you!
Betty J. Beck, DVS/CAVS
Director of Volunteer Services